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Germany, Riesling, Urban Riesling, Nik Weis Selection, Mosel, 2015

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N/ The vaseline/petrol power is just right – lets you know what grape you are quaffing and tickles the nose. Flower power here. Citrus, chamomile, and crushed granite. Very nice smoky notes also telling you that there is a Mosel riesling in your glass. T/ Medium full mouthfeel. Citrus, tart green apples, and a hint […]

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USA, Riesling (Semi-Sweet), McGregor, Finger Lakes, New York, 2013

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N/ Pleasant florals, peaches, apricots, balsa wood, yellow grasses, and light vaseline. T/ Coating full mouthfeel. A fair amount of acid still shines thorough a full payload of sweet peach and pear juice, triggering a nice mouth water. Too sweet for me, but certainly not cloying, and many will enjoy the levels here. Simple but complete. A […]

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USA, Riesling (Dry), Heron Hill, Finger Lakes, New York, 2012

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N/ Honeysuckle, honey, and white petroleum lead. River rocks and lemon dish soap cleanly add. White flowers and hints of marine aromas. Very nice. Even more balanced and deep on night two. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Light oil. Pears, honeysuckle, and peaches. A light green apple does puck. Truly long finish with acid echoes and ample […]

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USA, Riesling, Standing Stone, Old West Block, Finger Lakes, New York, 2012

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N/ Honey, white petroleum jelly, and white flowers. Hints of oyster shells. Delightful. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Dry, but a touch of sweet works well with the rich, full flavors of steeped hay, soft honeysuckle, honey, pear, and pineapple.  Clean, but full and rounded fruit-dominated close.  Extended finish. http://www.standingstonewines.com/ Winemakers / Owners = Tom & Marti Macinski […]

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USA, White Blend, Little Black Dress, “Divalicious White,” Mendocino, California, 2011

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White blend of: 65% Pinot Grigio, 18% Muscat, 8% Chardonnay, 4% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% White Riesling, and 2% Viognier. N/ Sweet, steamed hay. White rose petals, honeysuckle, and thin wafts of petrol. Chamomile. T/ Medium-full mouth feel. She begins with soft pink grapefruit blast, a medium thick coating of glycerol, and flavors of steeped hay. While […]

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Germany, Riesling, Auslese, Cochemer Nikolausberg, Dr. Zenzen, Mosel, 2004

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C/ Dark yellow. N/ Potently honeyed. Heavy petroleum oil wafts. River rocks and flint with a dash of lemon soap. Granite dust. (Perhaps this rested a bit too long in bottle). T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Medium oily. Thick nectar of peaches, apricots, and orange liquer. A hint of cranberry and apple pucker. White pear juice finish […]

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USA, Riesling, Three Brothers Wineries & Estates, Bagg Dare, 0° of Riesling, Seneca Lake, 2011

N/ Lightly candied fresh yellow grasses, crisp dried hay, touches of pear juice, wood, spring water, and soft citrus. Extended mineral and light flint on her trailing wafts. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Not as dry as advertised, however, the sweetness that it is there is well-balanced by the nice acid support. Ample yellow fruits with flavors […]

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Australia, Riesling, Fish Eye Wines, Southeastern Australia, 2011

N/ Lightly candied soft yellow fruits, steeped in a pool of bright, acidic springwater. If sunshine was a flavor of sweet taffy, this might be it. Tickles of crushed rock and clean burlap. T/ Full mouth feel. Thick, round, yellow tropicals start you off, but are then soundly supplanted by a broad, general, citrus flavor […]

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USA, White Blend, Jade Mountain, “White Wine Blend”, California, 2009

White blend of: Chardonnay, Marsanne, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Malvasia Bianca, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. N/ I did not look up the composition of this wine until after I rated it, but, to me, I thought was predominately Chardonnay, then Viognier, then Riesling. Did not guess any Sauvignon Blanc. A clear, buttered up California-style Chard crafting comes through, […]

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USA, Riesling, Château St. Michelle and Dr. Loosen, Eroica, Washington, 2010

N/ Fresh hay, wet steel, honeysuckle, luscious pears and white peaches. Light touches of granite dust and freshly split flint. Interesting hints of a coconut-based suntan lotion. Surfboard wax. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Light to medium glycerol feel. Lime and citrus intro leads into extremely ripe white peaches and pears. Solid backbone. Acids deftly balanced with […]

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USA, Riesling, Shelton Vineyards, Yadkin Valley, North Carolina, 2010

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N/ Truly voluptuous honeysuckle and honeydew melon. A very pleasing minerality with hints of clean river rock and light wafts of freshly split flint. Clean, sugary, peach juice. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Lightly coating, delightful white pear juice and clean peach juice. Also, wonderful flavors of honeysuckle and apricots. A true basket full of wonderful, clean, […]

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France, Riesling, Lucien Albrecht, Reserve, Alsace, 2010

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N/ Crushed oysters and marine aromas. Clean, stewed hay. Light honeysuckle. Canvas. T/ Light mouthfeel. Light tropicals and clean pear juice. Light glycerol. Good acid level. Fairly simple, but solidly made. http://www.lucien-albrecht.fr/ Price = $19.99 Very Good. Rating = B / B+ This wine was a media sample kindly provided by the winery.

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Germany and USA, Riesling, Cupcake Vineyards, Mosel Valley grapes, 2010

N/ Honeysuckle. Crushed granite. Clean, stewed hay. Lemon zest. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Medium acid pop. Nice weight to acid balance and thankfully not too sweet. Lemon and white pear juice. Acid presence from first sip to finish, very nicely done for this price point. Just a tad flabby on the close, but persistent lemon zesting […]

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USA, Chardonnay (with supporting cast), Vin Parfait, California, 2009

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White Blend of: 95% Chardonnay, 3% Riesling, and 2% Muscat. N / Another unmistakeable California-signature chard nose with butter bath, thick oaks, vanilla, and butterscotch. Trying to compete with such is a slight minerality, stewed hay, and rope – all in a nice way. Nose rating = Good  = 81 / 82 T / Medium-full […]

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USA, Riesling, Flip Flop, Underdog Wine Merchants, Washington, 2010

Note: a truly “feel good wine”, not just from the yeast output, as “for every bottle of flipflop wine purchased, Soles4Souls will distribute a pair of shoes to someone in need”. Very pleasant packaging as well… bright, vibrant, summer beach shorts and bikini cool.   Note cute little flip flops on top of screw cap. Each […]

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USA, Cameron Hughes, Tasting Event, (White Blend, Pinot, Cabernet, Merlot, and Red Blends), California and Washington, USA

Cameron Hughes Tasting Event www.chwine.com This was my first official tasting of the CH offerings.  I was quite impressed with the Q2PR of many of the wines we tasted. I had @WineHarlots and @Cuvee_Corner from the #SDWM with me at this tasting, and they both seemed to be impressed by the quality / price as […]

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Recipe, Fish, Sea Bass – Amazingly Simple and Delicious

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– Obtain Sea Bass or other white, flaky, fish fillets (if your brother is a local fishing wonder, have him catch a huge White Sea Bass for you  – see picture)  🙂 – Soak the fillets in nothing but olive oil for 30 minute – Coat with bread crumbs (optional – add some panko crumbs, […]

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USA, Chardonnay (with splashes of MB and WR), Blackstone, Winemaker’s Select, Monterrey County, 2009

A white blend of: 93% Chardonnay, 5% Malvasia Bianca, and 2% White Riesling. Note: After 30 minutes she nicely blossomed, in a way that was surprising for the price range. N/ Medium-high oak. Round, yellow fruits. Light hay. Light riverstones. Light confectionary. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Very nice balance of sweetness, acid, and wood work (especially […]

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New Zealand, Riesling, Mt. Beautiful, Teece Family Vineyards, North Canterbury, 2008

N/ River stones glazed with light petroleum oil. Light hay. Distant citrus. Wonderful. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Medium high oiliness. Nice apple pucker. Light, non-cloying, pear juice. Retail = $25 Brilliant. 93 This wine was a media sample kindly provided by the winery.

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USA, Riesling, SOFIA, Francis Coppola, Monterey County, 2008

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First off the bottle is simply among the most beautiful containers you’ll see for a large production wine. Sexy, tear shape. Crystal clear. Interesting neck. This thing is a flower vase for sure after I drain it (or lamp, see below). I’d easily pay 6$ for this as a vase alone – so the wine […]

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