Monday, June 6, 2011
Sheldrake Point Dry Riesling 2009
This past weekend, I opened my lone bottle of Sheldrake Point dry Riesling 2009 ($15). This was after work with a snack of medium hot Salsa and Tortilla chips. Before finishing I unwrapped some Lively Run Goat Milk Chevre Cheese with no salt Saltine crackers. A nice spicy Salsa or a nicer creamy cheese, it did not matter. The wine was an excellent pairing with both.
Color was bright and light golden with aromas of peach, lots of apple, some slate/mineral and a hint of herbs like basil or fennel. A real nice long, dry and citrusy finish.
I do like my Rieslings dry and this is another of the 2009 vintages I found to be remarkable. Probably the best vintage in the short time I have been enjoying Finger Lakes wines.