Trying to find a dry German Riesling from the Mosel in the Verde Valley was really a challenge. However, on a trip to Prescott I found one from Rheinhessen at Trader Joes for my class.
The Emma Reichart came in the classic Riesling bottle. This 2016 dry Riesling from the Rhine Valley area of Rheinhessen is a Qualitatswein wine with 12% alcohol. It had lovely aromas of apricot, and grapefruit. On the palate there was a creamy mouth feel, with mineralistic notes plus almonds and herbs. It was very complex with a 34 second finish. It paired beautifully with my Teriyaki salmon and would pair well with other Asian dishes. At less than $6 it was definitely a great buy!
Sue Schurgin is the manager of Sedona Wine and Beer Tours and is studying for her CSW and sommelier certificates.