Archive for August, 2009

1999 Jakoby-Mathy Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling – Kabinett

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Thought I’d take a break from BC Rieslings and go back to a benchmark, German Mosel.

Medium golden appearance. Ah, the nose! — stone fruit, petrol, slate. A lovely smooth honey-citrus palette with nicely balanced acidity and strong mineral finish. There’s not much more to say; it’s very nice. The lower alcohol content (7.5%) may have something to do with the balance.

This is what I hope some BC Riesling producers are aspiring to, though the French may be more what they’re looking to. The 2007 8th Generation came closest to my ideal; the family is from Germany. It will be interesting to see what the 2008 is like; it has apparently been released so I will search it out.

Wild Goose Vineyards Stoney Slope Riesling 2007

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Medium lemon-gold appearance. Light geosmin nose with a touch of honey. Peach-lime on the palette; dry with good acidity and a medium body. Nice lemon rind finish. This one takes its place among the better BC Rieslings I’ve tasted recently. It’s pricier than most, at about CAD$25 (Kits Wine Cellars). See Wild Goose Winery.