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2012 Anam Cara Dry Riesling

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2012 Anam Cara Dry Riesling

2012 Anam Cara Dry Riesling

Chehalem Mountains sub AVA
Willamette Valley AVA
Oregon

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Kudos to all the wineries who have adopted the International Riesling Foundation (IRF) Scale. Not familiar with a winery’s riesling, this can help you find one to your liking. The handy scale can be found on the back labels of many bottles of riesling, including this dry wine made by Anam Cara Cellars.

2012 Anam Cara Dry Riesling

Swirling the wine in our glasses produced notes of tart grapefruit combined with slaty minerals and a hint of an herbaceous quality. We would liken the aroma to when you track fresh grass clippings over a wet sidewalk. In our mouths, we discovered grapefruit, lemons and tangy granny smith apples. We also tasted that hint of petrol often found in this varietal along with the flavor of starfruit. The finish offered a lovely transition from dry to a hint of sweetness.

Sheila Nicholas, owner of Anam Cara, recommended drinking this wine with fish and chips and fried calamari. We also think it would pair well with soft cheeses, thai curry and onion rings, but maybe not all at the same time.

SRP $22.

www.anamcaracellars.com

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  1. Meredith {MarthaChartreuse} Reply

    I’ve heard great things about this winery!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Meredith- the owners are really wonderful people and you can taste the love in their wines! They have a nice tasting room in Newberg and I would highly recommend you visit.

  2. Erin @ Platings and Pairings Reply

    We visited Anam Cara for the first time a couple of weeks ago. All of the wines that they were pouring were superb! Where else can you find great Pinot Noir for under $30?! Loved their Riesling as well!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Hi Erin- so happy to hear you liked all their wines. And yes, a good quality Willamette Valley pinot for under $30 is truly a treasure!

  3. Erin Reply

    I’m usually not a riesling fan but recently have found a few dry ones that are really nice. I’ve had Anam Cara’s pinots before which are wonderful! Love the pairing notes too 😉

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Thanks Erin! Hopefully the IRF scale will help you find more dry rieslings too.

  4. Melissa Reply

    Interesting! I never knew about that scale.
    –Melissa
    http://Www.melissamchee.com

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Hi Melissa- Since riesling can be made in so many different styles, the IRF developed the scale to help consumers find their perfect wines from dry to sweet. I’m not sure why it’s not on every bottle of riesling!

  5. Pech Reply

    I’m a huge fan of Anam Cara! They do delicious whites and reds, though I admit in general I am a bit partial to the Chehalam AVA.

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Pech- happy to hear you love Anam Cara too! What other favs have you got in the Chehalem Mountains?

  6. Shelly Reply

    I think having the scale on the wine would be really helpful in finding one you really like. I would hate to purchase a bottle and find it wasn’t what I was expecting.

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Hey Shelly- I agree, there’s nothing worse than opening a bottle and finding you don’t like it. We find that riesling is very food friendly and a sweeter version can cut spicy food better than most anything! Try pairing a sweeter riesling with anything spicy and see what a fun marriage you have in your mouth.

  7. Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife Reply

    Thank goodness for the IRF scale! I’m NOT at all a sweet Riesling fan, so I usually just avoid buying them all together if I haven’t tried them before. But this one sounds like a nice dry Riesling that I might actually enjoy. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Anam Cara Cellars Reply

    Riesling rules! Here in Oregon, there’s a group of like-minded, cool climate Riesling producers who jokingly call ourselves “Acid Freaks”. Thank you all for your comments on the perfect wine with Fish & Chips. Or calamari, or iced shellfish. Or solo. We are particularly thankful for the IRF scale which vouches for the wine’s crispness. Don’t be afraid to try an older Riesling. It ages beautifully.

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      As you know Sheila- we too love acid and Riesling! Happily both are prevalent here in Oregon! Cheers to Oregon wines and thanks for stopping by. ~Michele

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