Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spirit of Wine Review & Rating: *** $ Twin Bridges Riesling, California, 2009 (BEST VALUE)

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Initial review, by way of background: This is Twin Bridges Riesling, California, 2009, finished at 12.5% alcohol, a bit high for an off-dry riesling.  It is an offering from the Wine Insiders service, and is a California Wine Club Selection.

In the glass: Clear with honey overtones. 

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows  soft grasses, lime and sugar.   From the aroma, seems like this will be sweet and lightly acidic. 

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are a full grassy sweetness.  The grasses and citrus are nicely offset by the light, but apparent, residual sugar.  Nice, light acid bite to offset things too.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  Best value.

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