Columbia Valley, WA; 12.7% ABV
$4 at the Richmond, CA, store on 12 Sept
This has been at the Richmond store for a while, but I hadn’t gotten any, wary of a 2009 white. However, I haven’t seen any new and interesting whites for a while, and I recalled Lim13 liking Buried Cane wines. In fact, two years ago, he liked a 2007 BC Riesling. This one is a reasonable buy for the money, but clearly shows its age.
The off-dry wine shows typical Riesling flavors of yellow apple and some green, and a little lemon. The fruit is riper than most German versions (less acid but not flabby), only barely minerally if at all, but it’s still pretty good and a decent version of this grape for the US.
The next day, the wine tasted distinctly less fresh, but still drinkable. Two days later, the wine was a good addition to a white bean and pork sausage soup, but not all that palatable. Overall, Drinkable I suppose, especially if you drink it all on the first night.