Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Most Definite Yes

Sitting in the Snow

True winter weather has arrived and it brought a wonderful wine with it.  Dinner was a spicy, Thai inspired seafood stew of mussels, shrimp and calamari in a coconut milk broth.  It was full of lemon grass and ginger with a suitable dose of chilies. 

The wine was a 2010 St. Urbans-Hof Piesport Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett and it's hard to imagine a better wine for the stew.  The wine was fragrant from the time the cork came out - full of citrus and  mineral aromas.  It had typical 2010 acidity, laser like and not shy.  Full flavors of citrus and apple with a bit of kiwi mixed in for effect, but once again leaning more toward the mineral side.  There was just enough residual sweetness to counteract the acidity and make for a great finish.  This is a most wonderful wine and there is one more in the cellar. 

2010 St. Urbans-Hof Piesport Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett.  9% alcohol and $20. 

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