Now in my previous experiences, buying a wine based solely on its fun label, packaging, or unique bottle rarely yields good results for a good tasting wine. There was a time when I found that the more creative the label/bottle, the worse the wine tasted. So based on that alone, this Riesling, which comes in the cutest cat shaped bottle, should be downright undrinkable. Thankfully, in this case, that is totally wrong!
I wanted to break out something fun for National Wine Drinking day today. With a very light straw color, this wine has very fresh mineral, citrus and a hint of peach aroma to it. Surprisingly, this has a very full, well-rounded flavor to it. The fresh aromas follow through the taste bringing a crisp mineral taste along with undertones of citrus, and possibly an aftertaste of orange sherbet. It has a little bit of spritz to the mouth feel. Not bubbly, but just little bit of zip on the tip of your tongue. It’s sweet, but not overpoweringly so.
This would go well with lighter tasting seafood like scallops, shrimp, tilapia, crab, etc. This would also pair amazingly well with some spicy Thai food. I’m thinking some extra spicy basil rice would be fantastic right now. It went quite well with my fresh mozzarella and vine ripened tomato on sourdough grilled cheese.
On a scale of “this tastes like piss” to “oops, I just drank the whole bottle” I would give this a “After a solid hot yoga class and a pretty intense day at work, this is working out just perfectly right now.” Would I buy it again? This isn’t the first bottle of this I have purchased and it isn’t the last! I have also received this as a gift from numerous people that know that I love a solid Riesling as much as I love my cats.
Final Grade: A-