Thursday, May 22, 2014

Kinkead Ridge Riesling

One more bottle of cellar clearance of the Kinkead Ridge wines to make room for the new vintage of whites next week.  This time it is my last bottle of the 2011 Riesling.

The color was pale but the aromas, though light,  were unmistakably Riesling.  Fresh and fruity, dry and crisp and very fruit oriented.  A touch of sweetness (1.2% residual sugar) balanced out the crisp and apply acid.  Easy to drink.

The wine was paired with fresh, dry packed bay scallops that were quickly stirred fried with a bit of garlic, a chopped serrano pepper and some fresh ginger.  The sweetness in the finish of the wine mitigated the heat from the serranos and the crispness cut the richness of the scallops. Very nice pairing.

2011 Kinkead Ridge Riesling.  12.1% alcohol and $16.

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