Mirassou Monterey County Riesling is distinctly soft and approachable yet crisp and fruit-forward. The wine offers aromas of peach, apricots, and spice with intense fruit flavors of red apple and peach. These primary flavors are complimented by a slightly mineral taste and touch of effervescence on the palate. Crisp and delicately structured, as a result of the cooler but sunny growing conditions that provide naturally firm acid levels, this wine is extremely food friendly. This wine pairs beautifully with richly sauced poultry or seafood. It is at its best if enjoyed within a year of release, but should be able to age in the bottle for up to two years.