Monday, January 14, 2013

Thirsty Owl Limited Edition Riesling 2011

I've been trying to empty out my red wines for the past few weeks and needed a break from the reds.  So, last evening Pam made a nice light dinner of fresh Cod boiled or simmered in water, lemon juice, onion, fennel, parsley, capers and served with rice.  A perfect meal for a Finger Lakes Riesling from Thirsty Owl Wine Company.   This one was their 2011 Limited Edition Riesling ($16)

The nose was light and a bit complex.  There was some floral notes, some pineapple, some citrus, a little peach and a hint of tropical fruits.  In the mouth and the medium finish were nicely balanced with nice pink grapefruit, honey and apricot.

The pairing is a bit difficult for me to say anything nice about because I am not a big fan of Cod.  Honestly, I don't like Cod at all, but the wine was a different story.  The best way I can come up with is to just say that the wine made the dinner enjoyable.  Would not expect less from a Finger Lakes Riesling.  Highly Recommended

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