Friday, May 9, 2014
The Good Doctor L
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.