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Shadow Land Washington Riesling 2014

Shadow Land Riesling Recommendation: Not Recommended.

Winery/Producer: Vinted ad bottled by, Winepress Vintners; Graton, California.

Grape Variety: Riesling

Geographic Region, Appellation: Washington.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $8.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)

Purchased From: Ralphs Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.

Paired With: Apricot garum masala chicken, rice pilaf with cranberries and almonds, peas.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear light wheat straw color. Lots of over ripe Apple in the aroma. Strong ripe apple taste that’s just slightly tart and with some sweetness. The finish was long and ended with nice acidity and creamy mouth-feel. Good with the dinner, but just to sweet for my palate. So, although I wouldn’t but it again it’s a good buy if your looking for a grocery store semi-sweet Riesling.

    She said: Light golden yellow, clear. A very mild aroma led to a mild flavor with sweetness dominating, so it was not my kind of wine. The body is medium, the mouth feel almost creamy, and the finish long, ending with a touch of tartness. The wine was served with an Indian chicken dinner flavored with apricot jam and garum masala. Most guests chose this wine initially to go with the dinner but preferred the tart Husch Gewurztraminer once they had tasted it. I did not drink the Riesling with dinner so can’t comment on its suitability but think I might have enjoyed it more with dinner than sipping. I’ll never know because I would not buy it again!!!

    Riesling grapes ready for harvest

    Comments: See also the Husch Gewurztraminer we also paired with this dinner.

Alcohol: 12%

Bar code: 8 3972800758 5

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