Recaş "Castle Rock" Riesling 2010
Blend: Riesling (100%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: May 2011
Purchase Price: $5.99 (750ml bottle)
Our review: Straw in color with silver highlights, this wine has aromas of tropical fruit (pineapple) and citrus (orange) with notes of orange blossom. The fruit flavors are initially slightly sweet on the palate, but are quickly accompanied by a moderating acidity. The finish has very little character and is rather short.
Our rating: This is an interesting take on this varietal, far more dry than sweet … and to be fair, the "sweet" is ever so brief. The fruit flavors are a little thin and watery — and seem more citrusy in the second glass than the first — a charateristic more noticeable when the wine is consumed alone as opposed to served with food. Toward that end, we enjoyed our bottle with grilled chicken breasts sliced over pasta, which had been tossed in a bit of herbs and olive oil, a nice pairing. It's not an altogether memorable wine, but it is by no means a forgettable one either. When all is said and done, we rate it about Average.
Taste profile from the winemaker: None
Winery website: Cremele Recaş. The bottle image of this wine differs slightly from the one we reviewed.