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Oct 06

Carl Sittmann 2010 Riesling

By Louise | 2010 , Germany , Riesling , Sweet , White Wine , Wines I'm Neutral About

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!

Mar 10

Gilbert Picq 2010 Chablis

By Louise | 2010 , Burgundy , Chablis , Chardonnay , France , White Wine , Wines I'm Neutral About

photo(35)This is a very typical Chablis.  It has hints of green apples, minerals, and citrus fruits in the nose and has a very crisp, rather acidic taste, and a medium to long finish.

I wanted to point out one key fact about Chablis.  Chablis is NOT a type of grape!  Chablis is actually a region in Burgundy, France.  The grapes produced from that region are mostly of the chardonnay grape varietal.  That’s why this wine tastes a bit like a Chardonnay.  However, unlike many Chardonnays, most Chablis tend not to have oaky tastes (i.e., they are not produced in oak barrels).  They also don’t have that vanilla, buttery taste and smell that’s sometimes associated with Chardonnays.

Chablis are noted for their acidity and crispness.  If you want to know what a typical Chablis tastes like, then this one is a great example for not that much!  I picked it up from Astor Wines for $20.