Wednesday, June 15, 2011

White Wine Melancholia

Okay, be calm.  I prefer red wines traditionally, and that is where the majority of my experience comes from.  So the fact that I cannot tell the difference between Moschofilero and Sauvignon Blanc, or a Gruner Veltliner and a Riesling.  That's just a lack of practice, right?  It'll get better, right?  Because right now, this is kinda depressing.

This is more up my alley - 2007 Sattler Burgenland Zweigelt

Clear medium ruby in color.  There is only slight fading towards the rim.  Legs and tears are slightly stained.  The nose is clean, and has medium-plus intensity.  I find developing aromas of raspberry, stewed red cherries, cinnamon, clove, violets, and cedar.  On tasting, the wine is dry, with medium-plus acid, medium body, and medium alcohol.  The tannins are supple, medium-minus.  The flavor intensity is medium-plus, and includes raspberries, red cherries, cinnamon, clove, stewed plums, and pepper.  The finish is medium-plus.  This is a very good wine in a mid-price point.  It is ready to drink , but will continue to develop those spicy secondary flavors.

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