Recommendation: Wonderful, dry Riesling that gets a strong recommendation.
Winery/Producer: Johannes Leitz, Weingut Josef Leitz.
Grape Variety: Riesling
Geographic Region, Appellation: Rüdesheimer, Germany.
Price: $18.90 (with a 10% discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Paired With: Skillet dinner with chicken, celery, tomatoes, green pepper, cabbage and soy sauce.
He said: Chilled before opening. Clear, very light wheat straw color. Spring daffodil aromas. Crisp, smooth, tart and zesty apple and peach taste that continues into a long dryish finish that ends with just a hint of bitterness. This is a WOW, WOW wine and from someone who is only lukewarm about Rieslings says a lot. GREAT bouquet, GREAT acidity, dry and perfect with the cabbage tastes of the dinner. This is a Riesling I would buy again in a flash…it gets a STRONG recommendation from me.
She said: No doubt about it this dinner presents problems with the wine choice, especially in view of the cabbage. Ray picked a Riesling in spite of the fact that he knows they are low on my list of favorites, but I have to to admit I was won over by his choice. The green apple flavor and smooth medium body together with the relative dryness was good with the dinner and even better just sipping. It’s to expensive to be a bargain wine, but it is delicious and I would recommend buying it again.
Bar code: 8 70701 00130 5
Imported by: Michael Skurnik Wines; Syosset, New AYork