This is a dry Riesling from Germany. For those who "dislike" Riesling because it is sweet, this is a nice surprise. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is about minerality with "wet rocks" and some lemons and slight peach. Full bodied. Crisp but a slightly viscous texture. On the palate, lemons and minerals. Long finish. This is incredibly food friendly but a great choice would be Thai food. Drink over the next fifteen to twenty years.
2020 Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Riesling Eroica, USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Wine Review
Served blind. Always a favorite, it seems this has come down in price over the years and is now an excellent value. Light golden in color with some slight silvery hues, clear and bright. The nose is nice with an outdoorsy/hay quality. Also minerality and slight lemon/citrus notes. Medium bodied. Good acidity. Nice texture. On the palate, lemons with slight grapefruits. Slightly clipped finish. This drinks great on its own and is very food friendly. It will go well with Thai food. Drink over the next ten years.
2015 Zilliken (Forstmeister Geltz) Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett #9, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice. Fresh and young. Pears, slight peach, and some minerality.. Slightly viscous texture but balanced with crisp acidity. Sweet, could easily be a Spatlese. Long finish. This wine still seems quite primary. It went well with Japanese Tofu and vegetables. It will still improve over the next ten years and be good drinking for the next twenty or more.
It has been a bit since I tried this producer. The wines used to be everywhere, but they don't seem as prevalent these days at least in the stores I shop in. That is a shame as these are very good and reasonably priced wines. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose has slight peach, bits of lemon rind and wet rocks. Medium bodied. Slightly viscous. On the palate, this is quite tasty. Lemons, minerals and slight peach. Good acidity. Long finish. This drinks easily on its own (9% abv) but also will work well with lots of food. Thai food would be a great choice.
From Magnum. This proved to be an excellent choice to bring to a summer soiree of non-wine drinkers. First, it was a Magnum. Second, quite a few people passed on this as "they don't like Riesling, its too sweet". More for the rest of us. And, it is dry. 13% abv. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with peaches and some minerality. Medium bodied. Nice texture. On the palate, peaches with slight lemon and plenty of minerality. Moderate acidity. Nice finish. This drinks well on its own, and served chilled, was very refreshing on a summer day. Quite versatile with
Feinherb means it is an off dry German wine and that is accurate for this one. Light gold/green in color, clear and bright. The nose has lots of wet rocks, some peach and a hint of smoke. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is young but showing some depth. Peach and minerality. Good acidity. Long finish. Drinking great on its own, this should be very versatile with food. It would be lovely with a light summer lunch. Drink over the next fifteen to twenty years.
From a 375ml, this is a desert wine. Beerenauslese means the grapes are late harvest grapes affected by noble rot and picked individually off the vines. Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is pretty with honey and apricots along with a slight wet stone note. Full bodied. Good acidity. On the palate, this is sweet, not cloying. Some depth. A nice way to finish an evening. Still very young, this wine should go another twenty years. Nice on its own, this would be nice with soft cheeses.
Wonderful, if still very young, showing for this wine. Golden in color with just a hint of green hues. The nose has peaches with smoke and wet rocks. Boisterous acidity. Great texture. On the palate, this is delicious. Peaches and baked peaches oppose crisp minerality and wet rocks. Plenty of depth if still tight. It unwinds in the glass. Long finish. This is very young and just starting to get expressive. It should improve over the next twenty years or so and then drink well for twenty more after that. Quite food friendly, it went well with Chinese food but should also work wit
Golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with pineapple, minerals, peach and vanilla. Medium bodied. Round, no hard edges. Good acidity. On the palate, peaches, vanilla and minerality. This is sweet but enough acidity to balance. Long finish. This is still young but drinking well. It should drink well for another fifteen to twenty years. Nice on its own, this will work with food that can work with the sweetness. It would be lovely with Thai food.