In a Riesling Frame of Mind

While visiting my parents for the holiday, I stopped by the Madison Wine Exchange and picked up a mixed case of wines to sample over my 10 day visit. Apparently I should have picked up more as a few days later we had to head into Brandford Wine and Spirits and round that out with another half a case. Among the wines in the first case, I selected several Rieslings. I don’t drink all that much Riesling and I’ve been wanting to, so I went for it. The first one we plucked from the box was the 2007 St. Urbans-Hof Riesling Kabinett. It had a real cork closure, clocked in at 8.5% alcohol by volume, and I see it retailing for around $16, though I can’t recall what we paid for it.

On the nose I found petrol, nuts, lemon, and wet stones.  It didn’t have as much of a nose I wanted it to.  In the mouth I got citrus, lemon, peach, and some tropical notes. While it had a nice mouthfeel, I thought it could have used some more acidity.