Burnely Vineyards 2012 Virginia Riesling

Located in the Monticello Appellation just off of Route 20 between Charlottesville and the wineries of Orange County, Burnley Vineyards is a family operation with deep roots in the Virginia wine industry.  Founded in 1976, Burnley is one of the oldest Vineyards in the Monticello Viticultural Area.

Burnley has 32 acres of the estate planted to grapes including: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Dora, Riesling, Chambourcin, Vidal and Norton.

2012 Burnley Vineyards Virginia Riesling

Medium amber in the glass this wine presents with a nose of butterscotch with a touch of honey.  The attack is soft with elements of vanilla and roasted pine nuts.  The midpalate expands to expose honeysuckle, rose pedals and floral notes.  The finish, while brief, is satisfying with hints of orange blossom and honey throughout.

Pairing options include grilled salmon, artichoke hearts, or a Greek salad.

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