V. Sattui Winery Riesling California Off Dry 2011
A little heavy and dull on the nose with obvoius CO2. There's a gentle sweetness to the nose, and a waxiness with soft floral, red cherry and apricot aromas. A little soft and broad in the mouth, this lacks some energy that I expect from Riesling. The flavors are a nice blend of apricot, orange marmalade and stony mineral notes with a hint of white pepper and a definite, welcome salty tang that pops on the back end along with some tutti frutti notes which linger on the modest finish, turning into a banana flavor. 83ptsAdd winemaker's notes
V. Sattui Winery is a family-owned winery established in 1885 and located in St. Helena, the heart of California's famous Napa Valley. Our award-winning wines are sold exclusively at the winery and through our website direct to our customers. We have no outside distribution. The St. Helena location includes our stone Winery building and a large gourmet cheese shop and deli surrounded by two and a half acres of shaded picnic grounds.
Editorial Reviews for V. Sattui Winery Riesling California Off Dry
A little heavy and dull on the nose with obvoius CO2. There's a gentle sweetness to the nose, and a waxiness with soft floral, red cherry and apricot aromas. A little soft and broad in the mouth, this lacks some energy that I expect from Riesling. The flavors are a nice blend of apricot, orange marmalade and stony mineral notes with a hint of white pepper and a definite, welcome salty tang that pops on the back end along with some tutti frutti notes which linger on the modest finish, turning into a banana flavor. 83pts
Really invigorating nose with fresh minerality, melon, pear, and hints of cayenne. The body is a little sweeter than would be expected by the "off-dry" label (rookie mistake?), but not too overbearing. Some acidity in the middle, but a little flabby toward the finish.
Tasted at the winery 4/19/10
Musings on white wine: For the most part, I'll drink it if you pour it, but I wouldn't usually order it: most of the whites I've encountered tend to be at the low end of the "interesting" continuum. But this wine is an glowing exception to the rule. For a riesling, it has an exceptionally complex bouquet, is smooth on the palate, not overly sweet, and has a finish that lingers like eating a peach in the middle of a freshly-mown lawn on a lazy summer afternoon. Both beers that come out of the Anderson Valley Brewing Company and this wine that comes from its vineyards, I think I know where I'm taking my next road trip.
Three and a half glasses
A little too sweet for me, but would serve nicely as a dessert wine with a little white or yellow cake. As far as flavors go, it was a little citrusy, a little mango-y and perhaps a little pineaple with a nice finish, albeit sweet.
color-gold nose-layers of melon mouth-minerl,nectarine&cream finish-medium long buy it, drink it
External Reviews for V. Sattui Winery Riesling California Off Dry
Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Although its vaguely peachy, honeysuckle-scented aromas raise fair expectations, this slightly wan and washed-out effort simply does not deliver the goods once in the mouth. It is a touch soft in balance with barely perceptible sweetness, but its fruity limits are clear.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.
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