Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Clean Slate Riesling 2011

It took many years for me to even try white wines and now I do find myself drinking more whites than reds.  I have also become a very big fan of Rieslings, especially those from the New York Finger Lakes region.  So, this year I have tried a few from outside that region and more specifically, outside the USA.   I reviewed one from Alsace, but held back on a few German Riesling which were very good, but a little pricey.  That and a fact I felt they were no better than my favorite Finger Lake wines and had a  $25 average price compared to a $14-$18 price for the New York wines.  That may change, because I am always looking for that cheap price and after I retire this month, I may be looking for very cheap pricing and I think I just found one.
I found a new local wine shop recently and while chit-chatting with a young lady at the counter about Rieslings she very highly recommended a German Riesling that has become her favorite and it was very inexpensive, a Clean Slate Riesling 2011 ($10).  I have also found on-line for under $8.  For that price on a German Riesling, I will try and I am glad I did.
Color was a bright straw yellow.  Lots of peach aromas with a lemon/lime citrus and hints of watermelon on the nose.  Nice acidity with flavors of peach and some tropical fruits.  A medium finish with light mineral or slate, but still had lots of peach and a little sweetness.  I drank this while watching the Olympics and munching on some light cheddar cheese.   This is a perfect wine for spicy oriental, fish, scallops and summer salads and very enjoyable just sipping.   Very highly recommended. 

3 comments:

The Spectator said...

I like Riesling but as I have aged, I tend to drink more reds that whites and now lean heavily on malbecs.

joeshico said...

I was just the opposite. As I get older I find I'm drinking more whites. You must be a liberal! lol
Hi Tom, Sorry for the out of topic rants on the group page. Will try hard not to do that again, but it is an election year and Romney doesn't drink wine. That may sway my vote!! Ya think?

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