Silverdale, WA 12.5% alc. 375 ml. (Purchased on 4/9/14)
Brilliant medium golden color. Just like the 2008, the nose is delightful…sweet, honeyed, peaches, nectarines and apricots. I could smell it for hours and not have even a sip (o.k., I’m exaggerating slightly). In the mouth it’s thick, but not syrupy, smooth, quite sweet (but at about 16 percent residual sugar, not quite as sweet as the 2008) and equally as delicious. The flavors match the fruits of the bouquet…mainly yellw/orange stone fruits. The acidity balances the sugar.
Another wonderful sweet, delicious dessert Riesling from a producer who consistently knows how to do it well. Peaches in lemon-touched syrup lingers in the finish. Grab a bottle or three of this treat and pour it nice and cold over fresh grilled skinned peaches in the summer. Add a plop of vanilla ice cream too! Should note also that the alcohol on this one is slightly higher than the 2008 and the price is a buck more (which is still incredibly reasonable for what you’re getting).