2013 Grape Valley Riesling, Codru, Moldova $4.99

Silverdale, WA    12% alc.    (Purchased on 9/9/14)

A couple of our readers mentioned this wine and then it suddenly appeared at my local GO on Monday.  So, being a Riesling lover and due to a limited number of wines to choose from at GO right now…I brought a bottle home (even though the name does nothing for me).  Here’s some very basic information about the Moldovan wine industry and history.

IMG_1752Brilliant medium golden; nose is pretty closed-in, but does show some very light peach tones and honey.  In the mouth it’s on the sweeter side (think German auslese) and completely stone fruit in flavors i.e. peach and apricot with none of the typical green apple I enjoy so much in most German and WA state Rieslings.  It’s a tad flabby and could use more acidity to suit my tastebuds.  Not particularly complex, but it went fine with our green salad with thinly sliced beef tenderloin and small prawns with Asian sesame oil, soy, sugar and rice vinegar dressing.  While it’s quite drinkable, I won’t be returning for more.  BTW, I forgot to take the photo before I started imbibing.  Hence, the mostly empty bottle.

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