Monday, June 15, 2009

2008 Niagara Escarpment

2008 Kacaba Vineyards

2008 Kacaba Vineyards Reserve Riesling, VQA Niagara Escarpment

So, mentioned this wine briefly, but it deserves some more commentary.

I've never tasted this wine before. I've heard of this producer, but have never had the opportunity to visit. In any case, the lovely brunette in the bistro recommended this, and though her expertise may have been suspect, I don't think rationally in these kinds of situations.

I jest. I never order a wine without thinking.

Light straw yellow. Bright nose of sweet fruit, creamy peach, and an oily sheen. Sweet on the palate, with lots of upfront fruit. Not much complexity. Tangy fruit, finishing on a tingly acidity. Good wine, but not an intellectual riesling by any means. A simple, fruity wine for those times you want to gulp.

But really, for $28 (in a restaurant), what more could you ask for?

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