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Koehler-Ruecht Kallstadter Steinacker Riesling Kabinett 2010 [4 028309 103358]

Recommendation: Not recommended because we just don’t like sweet wines.

Winery/Producer: Koehler-Ruprecht, Germany.

Grape Variety: Riesling.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Pfalz, Steinacker; Germany.

Vintage: 2010

Price: $17.00

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Paired With: Barbecued chicken on bun, grilled zucchini with Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before serving. Clear, dark yellow color. Very ripe apple and melon aromas. Heavy, creamy mouth feel and lots of ripe apple and mineral flavors. A medium-length finish that has rich creamy taste. This was FABULOUS with with mild BBQ chicken dinner, not as good sipping after the dinner. The apple flavors were so strong it reminded me of cider. We’re not sweet wine drinkers, and this was excellent with the dinner, but it’s a little sweet for my taste.

    She said: I am not fond of Reislings because they taste like soda pop to me, but I have to admit that this one went well with the barbecued chicken. Sweetness pervaded both the aroma and ripe apple taste but disappeared quickly so the finish was more neutral. The sweetness became clawing as we sipped after finishing the dinner. At $17 it is not a bargain wine. Rieslings tend to be expensive and I consider a sweet non-alcoholic alternative before buying this again. In other words this wine is wasted on me.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 10.5%