Notes from the bottle: The wine from our hometown was proudly served on board of the airship “Graf Zeppelin.” A fruity and spicy wine with accents and tastes of apple, pear, citrus and floral notes. Clean and fresh with crisp acidity and a tasty finish.
My thoughts: Ok, I’m going to be honest. This is the third bottle of this I have purchased and have meant to review it each time. It’s so easy to drink that it tends to disappear well before I get the chance to jot down any notes. I discovered this one at the wine shop around the corner. I wander in here from time to time when I need something different and need to bounce ideas off of a knowledgable staff. This choice didn’t need much assistance. It has a Zeppelin on the label. I mean, how do you go wrong there?
Knowing my luck with badass bottles typically equaling craptacular wine, I wasn’t expecting much from this one. Luckily, the wine is as good as the artwork on the label! Subtle aromatics hint at apple, pear, and a slight hint of citrus. It has a surprisingly complex flavor for a wine that is very light tasting. I don’t even know if that makes sense. It is very light, crisp and has a bit of spritz to it. There is a multitude of flavors that combine to make this easy to drink wine. I gathered hints of apples and pears with a slight aftertaste of honey and maybe apricots?
This pairs well with popcorn and re-runs of Criminal Minds. Would go really well with some grilled or broiled fish, shrimp, scallops, chicken, vegetable fried rice, or some extra spicy Thai food.
On a scale of “this tastes like piss” to “oops, I just drank the whole bottle” I would give this a “Third time’s the charm! I finished almost 3 bottles of this (not in the same sitting!) before I was able to focus and write about it.” Would I buy it again? I already have! More than once!
Final Grade: A This is going to be my go to for reasonably priced Reislings ($13-$15/bottle) especially if I have company…and even more if I don’t have company!