Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Entry Level Riesling
It got a slight chill and the cork came out. The color was showing a bit of age as it was a light golden color without a hint of green edges. The aromas were fresh apricots, a mellow and sweet apple, and a bit of ripe pear. The wine did not show as much minerality as the single vineyard bottlings from Willi Schaefer, but it was still there - especially in the finish. The flavors blended together well and kept things interesting through a meal of orange chicken with steamed rice. The chicken was spicy with fresh ginger and garlic and orange juice and the red peppers provided a bit of heat without making the dish fiery - a dish balanced just like the wine.
2004 Willi Schaefer Riesling Qualitatswein. 9.5% alcohol and $16.