This is from Rheinhessen Lighthouse Series.
Note – I love lighthouses. I mean LOVE lighthouses. I have Long Beach Island, New Jersey’s Barnegat Light tattooed to the inside of my left arm.
This comes in a beautiful bottle with a lighthouse scene that can be viewed through the bottle. The wine itself pours as a nice light golden color. I found it strange that there was absolutely no bouquet to this wine. Not a single noticeable aroma. I was a little worried that this was going to just taste like sugar water. Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised by a pretty solid medium bodied wine. The mouth feel was a little heavier than other Rieslings I’ve had. Light, crisp, smooth and nothing overpowering taste wise making this a very easy to drink wine. I noticed a bit of a honey aftertaste. Nice and crisp, this should be served well chilled.
This would go well with charcuterie, salads, lighter seafood (especially scallops), and a nice warm spring Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
On a scale of “this tastes like piss” to “oops, I just drank the whole bottle” I would give this a “Subtle, smooth, easy to drink and tastes like Spring. And with this ridiculous never ending Winter I was delighted by a taste of Spring.” Would I buy it again? I received this bottle as a gift, but if I track it down again I would absolutely pick up a bottle or six.
Final Grade: A- (The kickass bottle brought it up from a B+)
*I’d love to find the rest of the series. If anyone knows where to find them let me know!