Another very good riesling for the price. The perceptible sweetness shines against great acidity. I know acidity gets mentioned time and time again, but it really is important to get it just right when residual sugar is this high (.9%). I tried it the next day and it was still doing well. Definite lemon citrus with some great lime in there to mix things up on the palate. A little guava and a little cling peach come into play too. At 12% alcohol, it was a great wine to just chill on the couch with for a couple hours. Pair with an episode of Man vs. Wild, ice cream and those crappy sweatpants you really need to just throw away.
This is killer wine. I know, I know 29 bucks for garganega, but yes, it's a beautifully balanced and delicious dry white. Probably the best Soave Classico of the class. I bought 3 bottles, tried one, and then bought 3 more for the cellar. Thanks to Gregg for bringing this one to my attention. The producer was a great indicator that this was going to be winner. The floral and stone fruit elements really rocked. Two thumbs up in terms of quality, cellarability and complexity.
This wine gets big points for being low in alcohol (10%), super cheap and really d**n good. Nice lime and citrus flavors. The hotter the weather, the more this vinho verde will hit the spot. Traditionally made with a touch of sweetness and fizziness, this got thumbs up from my dinner party. The entire Aveleda line is great and sugar content decreases as one goes up in price.
Tasted side by side with Austrian GV and it held its own. California's version was much riper and showed much like a Napa Sauvignon Blanc: citrusy and bone-dry. But the hallmark white pepper remained. All in all, a pleasant surprise (I had my doubts) and a good, solid wine. Oh, and it's still pretty darn good a day later.