Friday, May 9, 2014

The Good Doctor L

Does Riesling ever taste as good as it does on a warm, early spring day with the sun shining? I can certainly drink it year round, and I do, but everything seems to come together in the early spring.

The latest one is the 2012 vintage of the Loosen Brothers Dr. L Mosel Riesling.  There are fresh and fruity aromas, a crisp and clean taste with tons of super fresh apples, and a god bit of savoriness on the finish.  It's hard to think there is anyone that wouldn't be happy with this wine. 

Dinner was a pork loin that was butterflied and seasoned inside with salt, white pepper, red pepper flakes, olive oil and fresh sage, thyme and rosemary.  The loin was tied back into a cylinder, seared quickly in a hot pan and then slowly roasted in a low temperature oven.  It was finished with a pan sauce of reduced chicken stock, sweet vermouth, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard and sour cream - rather like a Stroganoff sauce.

The asparagus, while not being overly wine friendly, was the first local stalks of the season.  

Loosen Brother Dr. L Riesling.  8.5% alcohol and $13.  A true bargain.

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