It can be hard to find a time to open these kinds of "orange" wines. I love them but they are not for everyone. This is a white blend of grapes that is fermented, on the skins in amphorae and then finished in barrels. It has Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Riesling. These kind of wines are best served at cellar temperature. Golden brown in color. The nose is oxidized but also has some apple cider, slight citrus and even a floral note. If oxidized wines bother you, stay away. I found the nose vibrant. On the palate, this is also vibrant and full of energy. Apple cider
Light golden in color. The nose is very nice with wet stones and slight peach. Clean and without diesel. On the palate, this is mineral drive. Delicious. Some peach. Good acidity. Nice finish. Food friendly. Showing some complexity as it opens in the glass. The wine is drinking great now but should continue to evolve and probably improve over the next five to ten years.
From the shores of Lake Erie in Northeastern Ohio, this is a serious attempt at a quality Riesling. And they succeed. Light green gold in color. The nose has some lemon, slight peach and slight petrol (kind of young for this). On the palate, this has some green apple and peach. It seems just slightly off dry but that may just be the fruit. Good acidity but not bracing. Nice finish. This retails for $24 and is fairly priced. I doubt many would guess its origins correctly in a blind tasting. It probably won't make old bones and should be drunk in the next few years I would think (bu
2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Riesling Wirz Vineyard, USA, California, Cienega Valley, Central Coast, Wine Review
Light golden in color. The nose is nice with some peach notes. Slight minerality. Clean. Nice texture. A perception of sweetness perhaps, but this drinks dry. Some red apple, some dry peach on the palate. Refreshing. Not very deep. Easy drinking. Worked fine on its own or with food.
Medium gold in color. The nose is nice with only a slight petrol note. Wet rocks and slight grapefruit. With air, more petrol comes out. Nice texture. Dry but the fruit gives it a feeling of sweetness. Grapefruits and minerals. Nice finish. Food friendly. Ageing just fine and no real hurry.
Light gold in color. The nose is very tight at first. With air, slight pineapple and slight simple syrup. On the palate, this is a bit flabby. Thinner in texture. Slight minty note. Slight melons. OK on the finish. Not as good as prior Rieslings from this producer. It is a solid Riesling but a bit more cut would be nice.
Light golden in color. The nose is nice with slight honey/pineapple and some wet rocks. On the palate, this is sweet but just a hint. Viscous. Slight complexity. Not the acidity i might expect from a 2001. Still, a very nice wine overall.
2013 Markus Molitor Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel ***, Germany, Mosel, Wine Review
Light golden in color. Wonderful nose of minerals, simple syrup, honey and slight pineapple. On the palate, pears and minerals. This is sweet but not what I might have expected. Just about what I wanted though. Great acidity. Long finish. Its light on its feet yet intense. Lovely wine that has some upside.
Light gold/copper in color. The nose has a metallic tin note to it (not unpleasant) and some limes. Interesting for a Riesling, it made me wonder if there is some Gruner blended in. On the palate, this is crisp. There is a perception of sweetness but really a dry(ish) wine. Minerals with some lemon. Good acidity. Nice finish. Food friendly.
Deep golden in color. The nose has a diesel note but also a honeyed quality to it. On the palate, this is sweet enough for dessert. Minerals and also some apricots. Ok aicidity. Drinking well now but with time left.