Riesling is known for its balance of acid and sugar levels, making it sweet, but also a great pairing for many dishes. They generally have a spicy, fruity flavor, (mainly peach and apricot fruits), and possess a floral bouquet on the nose, and then a long finish.
There are many different styles of Rieslings, from dry to very sweet. German style Rieslings tend to be sweeter, which California Rieslings can vary from the more German style to a dry and oaky wine. Generally, Ca produces lighter Rieslings with a medium sweetness. Rieslings also make for a great late harvest dessert wine.