Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Covey Run Riesling 2007 wine review by (PB)
Real time review: Gentle golden hue with powdery, creme brulee aromas accented with fragrant sweet baking spices and light citrus touches and a hint of minerals--really nice and classic Riesling.
Palate--off dry presence with lemony highlights and a citrus foundation with solid acid and juicy core. Finishes crisp and clean.
Riesling some how has fallen into obscurity in recent decades which is baffling. It is the quintessential grape of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer regions of Germany responsible for the indescribable "pradikat" wines of the regions. Washington State has been producing some truly wonderful expressions of this grape for a couple decades and it presents an extraordinary value.
This wine runs less than $10 and is the perfect summer afternoon aperitif as I get ready to grill a couple veal chops. Raise a glass to one of our RARE sunny days in Maine!
Posted by PB at 5:18 PM