Evey so often, Destination Riesling in New York, sends me samples of German Rieslings. Most of the time, they aren’t wines I can easily find around here, but this one is an exception.
Selbach 2006 Riesling Kabinett – Fish label
Color: I usually consider color a given for wines, but Kevin made such an awesome comment about this one. He said that the lovely color will complement the autumn colors on the Thanksgiving table. Isn’t that great?
Aroma: This had a lot of tropical fruits and peaches (are those tropical?) on the nose, as well as some fun floral aromas. Big bright flowers, not shy ones.
Taste: Well, it was tart and not overly sweet. This is an entry-level Riesling for Selbach, and those can often be a little too sweet and cloying. This one, however, hit some nice notes. It was definitely acidic, full of all sorts of lemons and citrus, peaches, and tropical fruits. The wine filled your mouth, which is a nice change from some watery Rieslings, and was fruit-forward.
The tasting sheet recommended this wine for a Thanksgiving dinner, and we have to agree. This is a food-friendly wine and all that acid will go nicely with gamey bird and all those Thanksgiving spices.
I believe this retails between $12.99 and $17 around here, depending on your shop and state.
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