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.