I Drink While Making Thanksgiving Dinner

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

Rieslings have been gracing the pages of ye olde wine blog with much more frequency in the last year due to the Wines of Germany folks sending me quarterly shipments of new releases. Riesling was my first real wine love, though admittedly the sweeter side of Riesling. Over the years I’ve grown to very much appreciate the dry refined side of Riesling.  We pulled the 2007 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Scharzhofberger Riesling Spatlese from the last 2 bottle shipment to try the other night.  Even my mom really enjoyed this bottle and she’s not a wine drinker at all!  The wine had a real cork closure, clocked in at 7.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for around $29.

On the nose I found lime zest, honeyed pear, green apple, wet stones, flowers, white pepper, lemon, and spice. In the mouth I got peach, honey, lemon, spice, lime zest, honey, and apple.  Overall I found the wine to be spritzy and tingly in the mouth with a very long finish.  With the low alcohol content, this wine would be great to sip while you’re prepping your upcoming Thanksgiving meal. (What, I’m not the only one who drinks while I cook that big meal, right? RIGHT? Humor me!)