Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Red Tail Ridge semi-dry Riesling 2008

Just finished watching the movie "Avatar" while sipping on my first Riesling of the summer.  A Finger Lakes Riesling of course.
This month is Riesling month in New York and this will be the first of many I'll enjoy over the next 30 days.

The 2008 Red Tail Ridge semi-dry Riesling was suggested by my sister-in-law.  Now Cyn has always favored a Riesling from another State, which I won't mention, until just recently. This is now one of her favorites.

Before watching the movie I was treated to some take-home left overs that Shirley brought home after a night out with our daughter Pam. Breaded chicken stuffed with crab finished in a white sauce with salmon roe and capers. Sound good?  You wouldn't believe how good.  Meal needed something crispy and white for the accompaniment and Cyn's suggestion filled the need.

Winemakers notes:
Tropical aromas of pineapple, banana, and mango, followed by sweet juicy pear and crisp citrus flavors on the palate, with a little grapefruit zing in the finish. *Fruit sourced from Red Tail Ridge Vineyard, Seneca Lake.

My notes:
Lots of tangerine, grapefruit and apple aromas, followed by green apple and grapefruit on the palate.  The zing was pink grapefruit with a little sugar on top.

Great wine to start off Riesling month and great price at $16. May is going to be an exciting month.  Lot's of New York Rieslings to try and a day touring on the Finger Lakes in a few weeks.  What else is better!


1 comment:

Rachele said...

Oooh. That does sound good. Sounds like a great beverage to finish off a hot summer day. How do I get my hands on the food? Mymouth was watering before I even got to thewine part.

Enjoy May and tell me more:)