2006 Dönnhoff Riesling Estate QbA

02122009This’ll be short and sweet, but I wanted to get it onto the site. I’m about to head out to dinner with Candace and popped this open as an aperitif – a tasty sipper, if you will.

Wow. Anyone who reads this site knows I’m a sucker for a crisp and fruity Riesling and this has that in spades. It’s a beautiful mix of light diesel and citrus fruit on the nose (much better than that sounds – you Riesling folks know what I’m talking about) with flavours that burst in beautiful fireworks on the tongue. It zings across the tongue. There’s lime, grapefruit and orange with a long mineral-edged finish. It’s the classic dip a flinty rock in a citrus cocktail and give it a good lick kinda’ wine.

I love it. ‘Nuff said. Drink more Riesling, especially the German stuff. You’ll thank me.

$40 at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.

4 1/2 stars