Wine: Dry Riesling
Producer: Pacific Rim
Region: Washington>Columbia Valley
Date tasted: 8/18/13
Place tasted: My friend stole my pig and then asked if I'd help her butcher it and put it in my brothers freezer. I said no; why ya gotta go steal my pig like that? Then I woke up; no more afternoon naps for me. So I took my little bottle of wine and bolted up to lovely Lake Mary Ronan to visit the blessed and beautiful Tuffitland. Here's to the good times, past, present, and future. May all beings everywhere be happy and free. Cin Cin.
Served with: It's just perfect with curried chicken salad. It would be good with any Indian or Thai curries; fried or barbecued chicken or pork; tropical fruit with brie and other soft or subtle cheeses...lots of good options with this one. Experiment and enjoy.
Appearance: Clear, bright and caramelized summer sunshine.
On the snoot: A tropical breeze with high floral notes anchored in a heavy soft fruity syrup.
Taste: Gentle as a butterfly, not too much edge. A nice plump peach, mango and papaya blend with maybe just a hint of citrus and pear. Finish holds the palate in the long smooth naked embrace of her confidence and comfort; much longer than you'd expect from a white. Very nice.
Balance: Light and lovely in balance with just enough sweet to temper the bright. No bite, no bitter, no drama.
Comments: Good wine for hot summer day drinking. Take her on a picnic with you. She's a fun and entertaining companion so include her in your picnic plans.
Rating: 4 solid tipsy's, excellent value.