Diving Into Germany

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*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR folks for Wines of Germany.

I do so love Rieslings.  For some reason, I don’t drink that many though, probably due to my undying affection for California wines…you don’t find too much Riesling being grown in California, though there is a little bit.  So I happily accepted the chance to become part of the quarterly tasting program for Wines of Germany…Riesling delivered to my doorstep! Tonight we chose the 2007 Dr. Zenzen Elite Riesling.  For $15, I found this wine to be an easy drinking everyday wine that would pair well with a wide variety of food.  It had a screw cap closure and clocked in at 12% alcohol by volume.

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On the nose I found honey, peach, apricot, lemon, spice, stone, and crisp apples.  We both loved the nose on this wine.  In the mouth I got flavors of peach, specifically white peach, green apple, lots of citrus-oranges with lemons on the edges, apricots, wet stone, and a spicy finish.  Overall, this went well with our quiche, the slight sweetness melded nicely with the eggs, though a touch more acidity would have been nice.