by on October 8, 2010

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Weingut Robert Weil Riesling Kabinett 2011 Rheinhau
A really nice off-dry Riesling (little or no residual sugar). Similar to the Gunderloch Riesling that I love.

This paired ok with the Parrano Gouda Uniekaas from Whole Foods.

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reinhold haart goldtropfchen kabinett rieslingThis was a fairly sweet wine that paired amazingly well with sweet potatoes and German sausages with German mustard.

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Carl Sittmann 2010 Riesling

by on October 6, 2012

carl sittmann riesling 2010Just pulled this cool looking bottle out of my fridge (the color on my iphone photo is a bit off – the bottle is actually a very vibrant blue). 

Another Friday night and another German Riesling!  This Carl Sittmann Riesling is pretty common in the US, and it’s pretty cheap.  The 2011 vintage is only $9.99 at Gary’s  Wine.

Sadly, the wine quality matches the price!  It’s not bad, but not great either.  There’s a faint floral smell with a sweetish taste.  It’s not super sweet, but definitely not dry.  The main problem is there’s just not much other taste…

My verdict?  A cheap sweet swirl in the mouth is all you’ll get out of this one.  It’s especially disappointing considering you could get a great Riesling for around $20  (e.g., Gunderloch).  But if you’re looking for an easy-to-drink cheap sweet wine, then this is it!

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I was at Terroir Wine Bar last week with friends and asked the bartender for an off-dry Riesling like the Gunderloch I love so much.  He recommended this Feinherb (which actually means “off-dry” i.e., a tiny bit sweet), which was delicious.  It was a reasonably crisp wine with a delicious understated sweetness.  The fruit wasn’t overpowering.  Overall, very enjoyable easy drinking.

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