Resulting from a 2015 Washington vintage that saw higher than average heat, this Riesling provides concentrated color and flavors. Right away, the vivid golden straw color is apparent. On the nose, fruit forward peach and pineapple notes mingle with citrus components of lime zest and orange peel, complemented by underlying clove and rose petal elements. Rich flavors of pineapple, apricot and pear spread over the palate, followed by a balanced acidity highlighted with a nuanced grapefruit and lemon finish.
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@krichar77 Same question! I copied this sentence from the tasting notes on their website: “Notes of lime and rose petal punctuate this dry style wine with a layered and lingering finish.”
…fancy words for: DRY
@ColoradoGreg I keep a squeeze bottle of simple syrup in the fridge at all times for cocktails. Lately I have been putting a squeeze into every glass of wine I give my mom. She insists she still likes Merlot, but she only “likes” it if I doctor it. I guess tastebuds change in your mid-80s.
Have not had the Riesling but both the Rose and Chardonnay from NbN were very solid every day drinkers at a great price. Guessing this wine is more of the same but wondering if a rat will be checking in?
Well, I just popped for my first Casemates case. Can’t believe it took me this long…have long enjoyed the King Estate Pinot Gris, and based on other comments this looks like a winner when it’s time to grab the occasional white instead of the usual red.
I remember my best surprise from woot was a white from Scott Harvey. It was a Michigan Riesling. 2007 Leelanau Peninsula Riesling Michigan. Has an effervescence when drinking was was dry and acidic. Sooo good!! Woot link
From Wine Enthusiast 2/1/17:
88 Points, Best Buy
This is a vibrantly aromatic wine, with notes of honeysuckle, lime leaf and peach. The palate drinks dry, with tart acidity and a broad feel, dipping a bit in the middle before coming back together.
Wine finally arrived!! We put it in the freezer for 30 min. before tasting. There were 4 of us tasting…1 who usually does not like white wines.
Color: Very, very pale straw color. Almost translucent.
Aroma: Apricot, Pineapple very pleasant and fruity
we noticed the wine coated the glass in sheets rather than having legs.
Initial taste: Pineapple and Apricot… More dry than sweet. Nice balance
Mouth Feel: Richer than you would think, nice and crisp.
After it warmed up…
Lost some of the flavor, not as crisp. This is not a bad thing… it still was nice. There is the perception of being sweeter, due to lack of perceived acidity? Still light and refreshing.
We all really, really liked this wine. We thought it was nice flavorful, fresh, crisp, refreshing and wonderful. The person who does not usually like white wines came back for 3rds . I came home and bought a case before I wrote this. What an unbelievably great price! Thanks for letting us try this!!
The wayward rat bottle showed up at my office around noon, when I got there at 3 it was still pretty cold & shaken up, it was 5.1F here this am and it spent 6 hours in the truck after 2 flights getting here. I opend it, poured myself a small paper cupful and offered it to the other folks there. 3 or 4 took a cup but we really didn’t get to talk till after 5, the comments were very tasty, bright and fruity, they all said they’d take a bottle or two. I took the last 1/4 bottle home for my wife to try, she doesn’t like many wines, only drinks white, usually riesling or blends & off dry to sweet. She liked this also as did I, if you’re looking for a dry riesling this will fill the bill and if you think you only like sweeter wines you might be surprised. I’d call it a crowd pleaser.
A steal at this price, I got a case last night, thanks!
Not sure how I couldn’t buy a case of this. I love the Rose’ and hope to see it back soon since I am running low! With this being a dry style Riesling perhaps it can tide me over until we see that Rose again. And as someone else said if all else fails it will make a nice Sangria:)
@jeffcohen Either way. I got the case because it was seemed like a cheap daily drinker and I’ve been happy with the NxNW Rose in the past so it won’t go to waste. If you’d like to get part of the case I ordered that’s fine too!
Mine got here tonight. Quite drinkable, a bit more acidic than I’d normally grab, but not offputting. Fairly smooth, no appreciable sweetness. Bright, not super complex, but nice for a casual evening at home.
and if anyone else in the chicago are (besides @yakkoTDI) has any they’d like to offload, i’d be happy to take it off your hands. this is only the second white wine that i’ve really really liked. (the other was a chardonnay from a now defunct winery)