Thursday, November 12, 2015

Weekly Wine Review - German White - 2013 Weingut Geil Riesling Kabinett

If you keep only one wine on hand, I suggest a dry or off-dry Riesling.  A great pairing for many types of foods - seafood, lighter pastas, and oh, ever seen the smoked gouda pasta salad at Whole Foods?  Try it with a Riesling and prepare to be amazed!  Today's wine is a Kabinett level from the Rheinhessen region of Germany.

Wine: 2013 Weingut Geil Riesling Kabinett

Region: Rheinhessen, Germany
Grape Varieties: Riesling

Obtained from: Purchased at Total Wine & More
Price: $15
Wino4Life Category: Everyday Wine

Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.
Cork Condition: Natural cork - no defects or issues.

Appearance: Clear, light yellow.
Aroma: Apples, minerals, a very faint hint of petrol (my favorite aspect of Riesling).
Taste: Fresh, nicely acidic, a hint of sweetness.

The Grade: I give this one a B+. A solid wine - grab a couple and keep them at the ready for a meal or just to sip.  A very nice wine for $15. 

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