2007 Pacific Rim Vin de Glaciere Riesling

Price: $18
Winery Link: http://rieslingrules.com 

Many wine drinkers today have sorta given sweeter wines a bat rap – I mean, who can handle all that sugar on ones palate, right? Well, outside of wine-newbies (who tend to gravitate towards the sweeter side), there’s a lot one can appreciate with wines of this fare if you either have them on the right kind of day or pair em’ with the proper foods – the kind that can really compliment the wine.

Pacific Rim – a winery which prides itself in its many styles of Rieslings produced, has kicked down a sweeter wine this time around and frankly I think you owe it to yourself to try these sort of wines. it has that sort of richness and balanced sweetness which – to me – makes it kick ass.

Technical Data:
Alcohol:10.4%,
Acid: 0.88%
pH: 3.14
Residual Sugar: 16.0%

Nose: Sweet honey-covered apricots, pears and golden delicious apple – a slight hint of cinamon in the backdrop.

Taste: Pear nectar not at all unlike the juice you find in a can of fruit cocktail but without the overly heavy sugar. This is a sweet wine for sure but not one I’d consider to be a desert wine, really. Some folks would, however, I’m not one of them as I don’t think it has the ultra-mad sweetness I Layers of golden apple are coming thru in a huge way here – excellent finish – superb in fact. I love how the sugar kicks in across the mid-palate, yet the wine has a very crisp, lingering finish.

W.E.P. Rating: 110%

Foods I’d hit w/ this:
Really spicey Thai Food
Jerk-rub beef
Buffalo wings
Big, bad stinky chesses!