Our second wine of the 27th VWTC event was this dry Riesling that was served at room temperature first and then chilled. The group thought this pale straw wine had aromas and flavors of citrus, white geranium florals, caramel, honeysuckle, tangerine, pear skin and almonds. The tangerine was very prominent on the dry palate which had medium (+) acidity, a medium body and a slightly mineral edge to it. The finish was medium length and this wine was enjoyed by most.
Served chilled it was far more focused with greater citrus thrust, higher perceived acidity, some white peach in there as well as some unique additions of cotton candy and bananas in addition to the citrus (tangerine) and floral components. I was hoping for a crisp wine- this 89 pointer delivered. (One pro went as high as 96 points!). For $16- it’s a great value that gets 5 stars from me. Drink till 2026 with fresh seafood or baked chicken with green beans Almandine. Salut….