If you remember, last October I did a wine review and went with full disclosure that I am not a wine expert and I have no idea how to critique wine. But I’m still going to, because I want to. Because I really like wine and because the more I talk about it the more I will learn.
I do have a plan to help you be able to better be able to read my wine posts. I’m going to attend the Wine Bloggers Conference and there will be some great seminars there. My goal is to come out of the conference a certified wine snob. You can thank me now for getting the knowledge for you.
Hey, back on track, what’s the verdict of this wine?
Swirl test - It’s a brighter yellow than I’m use to. Very thin and light in texture. Barely sticks to the glass as you swirl.
Smell - There is a definite alcohol smell to it. Quite an overpowering scent. I can also smell the citrus.
Taste - With how strong the alcohol smell was I had my nose already crinkled when I took the first sip. NO NEED, there was absolutely no strong alcohol taste. I can definitely taste the citrus, I think it’s a lemony taste. I swear every time I drink a white wine I taste green apple. It’s the power of suggestion I’m sure. It’s very light in flavor.
So here’s the description from the bottle, “Our off-dry Riesling offers enticing aromas and flavors of nectarines and peaches with a crips, clean finish.”
Of course when I buy the bottle I have read the back. Which I try to forget when I’m doing the tasting so I don’t have the flavors already stuck in my head. The good thing is that I generally have looked at quite a few descriptions so the descriptive flavors have run together. Definitely the case for this one. I had forgotten the description and mine didn’t have a lot to do with what the company said.
Here’s the true verdict of this wine. March is Washington Wine Month and I live for this month! It means big discounts on stuff I already buy. We have so many incredible Washington wines that this is what I strive to always buy. But in March almost every grocery store offers our local wines at 30% off!
This wine surprised me. I was expecting a cheap wine. Even though I’ve had other wines by Covey Run so I should know well that their price doesn’t reflect their high quality. I guess once in a while you need that smack in the face. Here it is, I’m listening to it!
I picked up this bottle of wine for only $4.98! Are you kidding me?!!! Sure that was 30% off, but even at “full” price of 7something it’s very affordable. This Riesling was the perfect combination of sweet and dry for me. Then add in the low price and you have a loyal follower. They already make my Mom’s favorite Gewurztraminer.