$10 Riesling

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

Continuing on with my Riesling tastings…mmmm, Riesling…I pulled a bottle of the 2007 Helfrich Riesling from the basement a couple weeks ago. (I’m REALLY behind on posts after my time in Portugal since I wasn’t posting anything but Portugal updates during that time! And there’s lots more Portugal to come, I just don’t have the time to write those up this very second.) The wine clocked in at 12.5% alcohol by volume, had a screw cap closure, and I see it available online for about $10. $10 is a good value for this Riesling.

On the nose I fond lemon, flowers, gravel, prickly pear, and spice. The nose was a bit reserved.  In the mouth I got lemon, tropical notes, stones, pear, and crisp apple.  I found it to be tart with good acidity. It had just a hint of sweetness, so if you are looking for a bone dry Riesling, this is not for you. However, for $10, if you are looking for a good, everyday value wine, this would be a really good bet for you.

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One Response

  1. I love value Rieslings! Welcome home!

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