Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Thirsty Owl Wine Company Dry Riesling 2010

I have been waiting all summer to start opening up some of my Finger Lakes Rieslings and tonight was just right.  For the first time ever, I grilled Salmon steaks.  I've been wanting to do this for the last couple of years, but seemed to always end up with the usual chicken, steaks, burgers and a few times, kabobs.  First taste of the fish by Shirley and Pam gave a thumbs up and first taste of the Thirsty Owl Wine Company Dry Riesling 2010 ($15) was a double thumbs up.
Photo by Shirley

On Friday September 13, 2002, The Thirsty Owl Wine Company opened it's doors for the first time.  They had four wines and produced approximately 1,200 cases. Since 2002 they have increased production by over 1000% and at the same time The Thirsty Owl Wine Company's name has become synonymous with award winning wines.  They winery has won many prestigious awards including the NY Governor's Cup and the John Rose Award, given to the best in class Riesling at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.  This past year their Pinot Noir was the highest rated North American Pinot at the Taster's Guild International competition.

Lot's of pineapple aroma with guava, some lemon and hints of slate leading to a palate full of pineapple, lemon, some peach and a touch of honey.  Finish was medium long lemony and refreshing.  A perfect wine for a perfectly grilled salmon steak.

2 comments:

Catherine said...

Dear Joe and Shirley, I haven't had salmon in quite some time either! Perhaps it's time. This wine sounds like a wonderful pairing with fish, with its sweeter notes. Definitely a perfect summer meal! Blessings to you both. I hope you are having a great summer. Your friend, Catherine

Fine Online said...

look like natural wine and enjoying the natural flavor with nature.......great to see stuff like that.