Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sweet Cheeks 2010 Vintage Riesling - Micro Blog

I was at Renaissance: Wine & Cigars on Saturday, and wanted a light sweet white wine with notes of green apple. The charming proprietor steered me toward Sweet Cheeks 2010 Vintage Riesling from Crow, Oregon in the Southern Willamette Valley. I took it home and drank a glass with a lunch of Huntsman, Fromager d'Affinois, Smoked Maple Leaf Gouda, 'Buffalo Wing/Blue Cheese spread' (made from a dry mix, sour cream, and mayo), grilled flat bread, and dark plumbs.

The official description of the wine speaks of honeysuckle, apricot, and peach flavors. Yet, I agree with seller I bought it from; crisp green apple is the dominant flavor in this wine. Hints of apricot and peach do lie just underneath the apple, though. The combination of flavors, and just the right level of acidity, made Sweet Cheeks 2010 Vintage Riesling pleasant to drink against the salty blue veins of the Huntsman, the creaminess of the d'Affinois, the smokiness of the Gouda, and the spice of the spread.

At a $14.00 price point, this is a real bargain. I give Sweet Cheeks 2010 Vintage Riesling 8 out of 10 stars.

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