Sunday, November 10, 2013

Kinkead Ridge Riesling 2007

For the last couple of years there's been no Riesling produced by Kinkead Ridge due to weather, grapes, etc.  That meant it was time to crack open some of the older vintages of this wine.  Dinner was chicken legs marinated in lime juice and olive oil and pan roasted in the oven with tomatoes, onions, Serrano peppers and a little bit of garlic. 

The wine was a beautiful golden color in the glass, showing its bottle age.  The aromas were mostly lychees and limes with a bit of sweet apple tossed into the mix.  The acid was up front and tart and  carried the apple flavors, which tended most toward golden delicious.  A bit of residual sugar kept the acid in balance.  The finish was sweet apples all the way to the end and it took awhile for the finish to fade.  I've come to the conclusion that bottle age on any of the Kinkead Ridge wines is a good thing.  They're easy to like and drink immediately but for me their sweet sport is five years out from the vintage.  This wine drove away the melancholy from the post below. 

2007 Kinkead Ridge Riesling.  11.8% alcohol.  1.2% residual sugar.  38 cases produced.  $12. 

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