Written By: Thomas M. Ciesla    
              Photographs by Thomas M. Ciesla
              November, 2004


This vastly underappreciated noble grape is finally emerging from the shadow of the mighty Chardonnay to regain its rightful place as 'the finest white grape'.

Riesling (left) is a late-ripening grape with a moderate yield making it difficult to grow, especially under unpredictable and tempermental climate conditions. A charmer in the glass (above), this dry riesling is crisp and clear with wonderful aromatics.

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