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.

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7 Responses

  1. Hello Sonadora,
    This wine glass is quite surprising. Even more beautiful was the one you used with Coffaro.
    Congratulations on jumping from Blogspot to your own domain! This shows long-term commitment 🙂

  2. Great review! Also, I love the stem on your wine glass 🙂

  3. Hopefully you’ll drink more Riesling now that it’s being sent right to you. After drinking more I’m sure it’ll be in your summer rotation – it’s all I drink when the temperature gets above 80!

  4. Can you please get some decent stemware if you’re going to act as a “wine critic”?

  5. Hi Estelle, the gold ones weren’t mine…they were the only ones available at the Inn we stayed at that week 🙂

    Thanks Randy.

    Hi Daddy Winebucks, I tend to lean to Sauvignon Blanc when it’s that hot…we get the humidity and muggy weather here.

    Um, thanks the Other Wine Dude…I’ve got plenty of “fine stemware” but no desire to wash it every night.

  6. Hi, interesting post. I have been thinking about this topic,so thanks for sharing. I’ll definitely be subscribing to your blog.

  7. Sauv Blanc works too and seems to do well everywhere!

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