Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cathedral Ridge Riesling 2007 wine review by (PB)

Oregon grows good Riesling!
Note--This varietal was sent to us free of charge for review.

This straw hued Columbia Valley Riesling has a pronounced bouquet of golden apples and honey notes with apple sauce hints and gentle spice.

Palate--off dry to sweet with white fruit flavors ending with a sweet apple finish and stewed peaches a little later after its been open a while.

This wine is on the light side of the acidity scale but well put together.

We paired it with a salt crusted, baked chicken and roasted root veggies and it was truly sensational! The lovely sweetness of the Riesling off set the saltiness and it was wonderful. It would do well with thanksgiving Turkey too. Riesling is the under appreciated grape of moment as far as I am concerned and at $18 raise a glass!

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