Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Quick Swirl: The Stump Jump (billy)

The Stump Jump Riesling Sauvignon Blanc Marsanne blend 2003 I paid $10.99 for this in a fantastic little wine shop in Alton Illinois, where I was on business last week.

Riesling is the primary varietal at 72% of the blend with the Sauvignon Blanc coming in at about a third and a touch of Marsanne (6%) to give character and uniqueness.

Most notably, though, is that this is a screw cap bottle. Opening wasn't as fun, but hey, it's what's inside that matters most.

Nose: spritely floral, citrus, and buttery
Palate: the spritzer is fun. The flavor is round and full - a benefit of the Sauvignon Blanc and Marsanne additions to the typically thin Riesling. If Rieslings were shapes, they would be typically ovoid. This is a phat sphere.

Finish: it's got one - a nice difference from the characteristically quick Rieslings. It is softer and shorter than a sauvignon blanc but that means that it is a quicker drink. This is an excellent aperitif or accompaniment for hors d'oeuvres. Unscrew a bottle and Drink Deep.

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