Snake River Valley, Idaho, 12.5% ABV
$3 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 18 March. Also in the San Pablo store.
I had stayed away from this wine after disliking the 2008 bottling. However, another customer, who was loading up on it, persuaded me to try a bottle.
The wine has flavors of yellow flowers, ripe yellow pear and maybe some yellow apple, tart green apple, and a little sweet white pepper. There was perhaps a little softness of age, but no oxidation. It’s very pleasant to drink and great for the price.
On the Ste Chapelle web site, the description of this wine is: Our 2009 Riesling has aromas and flavors of lemon and fig, with a strong floral component. The wine is finished in the medium-sweet range and balanced with ample acidity. pH: 2.95 TA: 0.87 RS: 3.0% Alcohol: 13.5% Cases Produced: 33,000. I thought what sugar was there was reasonably well balanced with acid.