The Fetzer Riesling is an affordable sweet wine from the “Earth Friendly Winery.” Originally a German wine, Rieslings have been taking America by storm over the past few years as consumers are looking for more sweet, fruity wines. It is a close cousin of the nearly unpronounceable Gewürztraminer. Fetzer, seeking to meet that demand, has been producing their Goosefoot Road Riesling.
The Fetzer Riesling is a blend of around 85% Riesling rounded out with some Muscat. Produced in California, this Riesling comes in at a nice low 11.5% abv which makes it something more appropriate for a long session of drinking. It has a pleasant aroma of lemon and flowers. The lemon follows through into the flavor where it is joined by other fruits and a nice dose of sweetness.
If you are planning on sitting on the patio all afternoon and want a wine to drink that won’t get you too tipsy and will pair well with some cheese or a shrimp cocktail all for under $10, then I think that the Fetzer Riesling might just be the right wine for you!