This is a special night for The Winecask Blog; it is our 1 year anniversary! We want to thank you for visiting with us and for your information, you are one of roughly 1500 visitors to our blog each week! We continue to be “real people” with a passion for wine here to help you learn about and enjoy the intriguing world of wine.
(NW) and (Billy) and I agreed to review a “special” wine for this night. I chose the wine listed above. It was a great selection!
This Alsatian wine is a gorgeous golden wine that almost sparkles in the glass. It has a bouquet of Summer fruit compote of apples, peaches, apricots and pineapple. It is wonderful. In the mouth it is rich and full and though the aromas convince you it will be sweet, it is not which makes it a wonderful food wine with a marvelous balance of acid and all things that make up a good wine.
After swallowing, there is a layer of smoke that is subtle but definite and fascinating. The finish of this wine is lingering and full of fresh apricots that just keeps going. Very nice!
We paired it with boneless pork chops pan-seared with balsamic and a splash of Vermouth. Yellow squash with onions and Italian parsley quick cooked with a splash of Vermouth and finally deep fried sweet potatoes dusted with a hint of ground ginger. This wine was perfect with it all!
I paid $20 for this treat. With thankfulness to all of you for visiting with us through the year, we raise a glass to you this night!