Monday, September 20, 2010

Lemelson 2008 Riesling

Very hectic time last week with a too busy work schedule and a somewhat ailing  dog that left little time for food or wine. The week finally ended with some Chinese take out and a bottle of Lemelson 2008 Riesling from the Willamette Valley in Oregon.  

The local distributor for Lemelson held a tasting at the local market with a number of their wines, a tasting I was unable to attend.  There were a few wines left over and since my past experience with the wines from this producer was very positive I bought the last two bottles of the Riesling, along with a few Pinot Noirs and one Chardonnay. 

The Chinese food was good but the wine was very good.  The best way to describe it is to call it a cross between Australia and Alsace.  Dry, limey and hint of kerosene like Australian Rieslings but with a depth and finish more like an Alsatian wine.  Lots of fresh citrus in the taste with a hint yeast coming through.  Good viscosity and mouth feel, wonderful acid and dry mineral finish made it the perfect foil for some lemongrass chicken stir fry from the local take out.

Good stuff and a fair price at $20.  13% alcohol.

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