Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kinkead Ridge Riesling 2010

There was a record high temperature for the date yesterday of 82 degrees, about 30 degrees above normal.  The old record was set in 1887 so I fear an exceptionally long, hot summer.  The grill is up   and running and I moved from winter mode to late spring mode in less than a week.

Nothing says spring like Riesling and yesterday the wine was the 2010 vintage from Kinkead Ridge here in Ohio.  It was light and spring like on the nose with definite white flower and blossom aromas, a bit of crisp apple and a small hint of citrus.  Fruity taste with some lime and lemon, apple and honeysuckle.  Just off dry and a wonderful mouth feel.  The wine ended almost dry with limestone in the finish.  Perfect wine for the day and eating outside before the insects arrive for the year.  The neighbor stopped by and we finished the bottle about dusk. 

It was paired was with a butterflied chicken done on the grill and some pasta tossed with 2011 vintage olive oil, fresh from the garden tarragon, rosemary, thyme and spearmint which are already to a small harvesting stage.  The mint and the wine were a quirky and delicious combination.

11.2% alcohol, $12 and 82 cases produced.

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