Wednesday, June 20, 2012
2010 NxNW Riesling
It's pretty rare that I just open a bottle of wine for the heck of it, but tonight I wanted something to sip on while I got caught up on a few episodes of Hell's Kitchen and Master Chef. So I twisted the screw cap on a bottle of 2010 NxNW Riesling, Horse Heaven Hills. I was immediately smitten by the intense honeyed melon and light petrol notes on the nose. On the palate, the bracing, green apple acidity is immediately apparent. Stone fruit and mineral characteristics become more apparent as the wine warms in the glass. And while I wouldn't call the texture oily, I like the medium weight viscosity. There is a small amount of residual sugar in the bottle (0.7 g/100ml) but for all intents and purposes I would consider this a dry Riesling. Offers really nice value in the $10 range.