Santa Barbara County, CA; 11.5% ABV
$5 at the Richmond, CA, store on 7 March
After DavidLikesWine posted this link to notes on this wine, I was quite curious about it. I opened one tonight and liked it very well.
After a small amount of air, the wine showed nice flavors of yellow mango, yellow apple, pineapple / lemon, acidic white pear, and at times a slight something in the conifer family (yew? cypress? pine? I like it!). I found this a tasty and interesting version of Riesling. The fruit is more solidly ripe and tropical than I’m used to, and slightly off-dry, but still with plenty of tangy balancing acid.