Friday, January 30, 2009

2006 Mirassou Vineyards Riesling

Type: White
Producer: Mirassou Vineyards
Variety: Riesling
Country: USA
Region: California
Appellation: California

The Big Wooden Guy hasn't been seen for a while, so he thought he would try a Riesling. He gives a mixed review- not classic for the grape, but enjoyable in its own right.

Night One

The nose is soft, fruity and sweet. It opens with bananas and starfruit. If you take your nose out of the glass and sniff around the edges there is a definite scent of roses.

This is thick and off-dry on the palate. Banana, lemon meringue and ginger snaps up front are followed by buttered toast on the mid-palate. The finish is short, most of the flavors falling off quickly, but some pepper lingers.

Night Two

This has not changed at all after two night in the refrigerator.


Elle said...
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Elle said...

Personally I have a hard time with reislings not from Germany. If you're going to do Mirassou, their best is definitely the Pinot Noir; their Chard is non-traditional being more citrus than butter; STAY AWAY from the Pinot Grigio