Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2006 Kinkead Ridge Riesling

Back to trying some previous vintages Kinkead Ridge wines.  The latest was the 2006 Riesling.  The bloom of true youth is off this wine and it has settled into a lovely life as a mature adult.  Not as sharp, tart and focused as it was a couple of years ago, this wine has matured gracefully. 

There's still some lemon/lime aspect to it but now it's a more general, tart citrus.  There's also a subtle touch of apricot in this wine that was just beautiful.  It doesn't taste old, but it has evolved into a more complete wine.  The fruit is still good, the acid is still there to clear the palate, but that touch of apricot just adds a bit of elegance to the wine.

Drank over two nights, the first with a German seasoned pork chop and the second with some Asian spiced rice.    There are two more in the cellar and we'll mark them for late August consumption in 2011 and 2012.  10.6% alcohol and 1.2% residual sugar.

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