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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@rjquillin Like others have said: an easy drinker. I don’t have any specific notes as I only had the first bottle to taste and then packed it away for the heat, but it wasn’t too sweet and was dry enough for my red wine palate. At this price as we head into summer? It’s a downright steal. I bought it for hotter weather, and I’m looking forward to those long summer evenings sipping it on my patio.
@CorTot@Winedavid49 you know my rose/white palate, i think. Would i like this? I am looking for a refreshing, acid driven white that is not sweet or brooding. Similar to the j dusi although i know a different grape. Have not had luck with reislings in the past as i find them cloying. Bring it Cortot!
I am not a big white drinker. I bought a case of this in case there was an occasion for whites. I have pulled it out a few times. It always goes quickly. Easy to drink. People enjoy it, although it might not impress a white wine snob. Hard to beat the price. Cant go wrong really.
Ordered a case the first time around…still have a little bit left. Will have to decide if I need to stock up again, but this is a great price for a nice, easy drinker. I haven’t found many $5 bottles out there this tasty.
Really pleasant. I got this last time. I was not a fan when I purchased it; however, it has been 90 plus degrees as of late and now I realllly like this. Very refreshing. I noted some pear flavor/green apple yesterday.
@cdn1127@ddeuddeg I appreciate the offer. W/ no guarantee it will be in NY before you head to Wooster, the fact I can’t be at the dinner this year and we would need @chipgreen to be the intermediary, I’ll pass, and save the favor of shipping to NY for more significant future offer. Cheers!
My aunt from SD called me last week. She had a funny accent going on but she explained how she “LOVED this NxNW dry ‘Rye-sling’ that I left”. I recall her saying she doesn’t like Rieslings, I told her to give this one a shot. I may have to get a case shipped to her. I’m debating weather to ship some here where it’s climbing up to the 90’s as well. Hmm 25 hours to think on this.
From Wine Enthusiast:
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.
@kaolis In my experience, yes. The date that Fedex gives me has always been accurate and has fallen within the range that casemates gives. The tricky part for me is the time of day that Fedex likes to deliver.
@kaolis I haven’t tried, but the option has been there. The first two cases I got were scheduled to arrive on a day I had off. After that I started having them delivered to a friend nearby who has a door guy to sign for things since I’m almost never home in the early afternoon when they arrive.
I know summer is ending, but how soon might we get more of this? I’m having some tonight it’s quite enjoyable. I’d even say it’s quaffable, but I don’t want to discredit how nice this/pleasant this wine is.