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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wine Tasting - Crane Lake Riesling 2009

Cheers to one and all!

Uh-huh.  Another leisurely wine tasting afternoon (Saturday) on the back porch.  Weather was perfect for a wine tasting.  Plenty of sunshine and cool light breeze.  But, to be quite honest it could have been thunder and lightening and still been a most wonderful day for a wine tasting!

Today's wine was a California Riesling.  When one thinks Riesling, one thinks Germany.  How will this California selection fare in our most arduous tasting and review?  Especially one on sale at Eat More Produce at only 2 for $10.00.

Point Score A:  85
Point Score B:  83

2009 Crane Lake Riesling

Appellation:  Napa & Sonoma, California
Grape Varietal(s): Riesling
Retail Price:  $5.00
Vintage:  2009
Producer:  Crane Lake Cellars

Tasting sheets as follows.  No ~ neither Tiffany nor I cheated and read off of each others notes.  Each is independent and honest as the other.

Review A
Review B

We both agreed it to be of the most traditional German Riesling taste!  Superb!  Sweet with lots of apple notes.  We both agreed that the bouquet was a little lacking but the taste made up for it.

Also ~ it was agreed that the second and subsequent glasses shined much brighter than the first.  Do yourself a favor with this particular wine and allow it to breathe for a just a few minutes before closing your eyes, tipping your glass, and allowing the nectar of grapes to flow upon your palate.

Ha!  What a steal for $5.00.  Although not an ardent fan of Rieslings, the Crane Lake Riesling holds it's place upon our wine rack.

Hi-dee hi-dee sip-savor-and-enjoy-a-glass-today-ho my friend.

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