Objective & honest Restaurant & Wine Reviews by F. Scott, AKA "Jersey Foodies!" Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Saturday, October 9, 2010
2008 Dr. Loosen Riesling Bros
This is one of these wines that you might see in your local grocery store, with a shelf tag speaking of how Wine Spectator rated it XX points and put it on their best buy list. For me, the curiosity in this wine is that I read so often of bottle variation in these mass produced wines, so I want to try them for myself. Actually spotted this one at the local Wegman's, and at under $10, I figured it was worth picking up a few bottles for a little afternoon sipper on a warm day.
On the nose, this really doesn't give up a whole lot. I actually had to strain a bit to come up with some descriptors for this, and that is never a good thing. With that said, I figured it would be a super thin wine with very little complexity. I picked up a bit of peach and pear on the nose, with some citrus tones, as well as just a bit of apple. You could also smell some caramel or butterscotch, or something that made this wine smell a bit sweet.
On the palate, there were no complaints here whatsoever. Was this wine really under $9? Nice peach nectar and honeysuckle on the palate, with some more tart citrus notes. The sweetness is there, and for the money, this is a great quaffer. The apple seems to come out a bit on the finish, which although short, is very pleasant. What else could you want for the money here? This is a great QPR, and a pleasure to drink on a hot day. And at 8 1/2% alcohol, you can drink plenty of it! 85 points with the extra point for QPR. Cheers! -F. Scott
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Born in Illinois, I spent my younger years as a local Chicago Foodie checking out restaurants in the city, and working as a waiter at many of the finest restaurants in the suburbs of Chicago. Look for me visiting a restaurant near you, or at one of the many local wine offlines throughout New Jersey