1996 Schloss Schönborn Estate Riesling Qualitätswein, Rheingau

It’s been a busy and hot night, so I’m going to keep this short. I dropped by Kits Wine Cellars tonight before grabbing sushi and wanted something cool and tasty. The folks there pointed me to this wine… and I’m glad they did.

Hey, it’s a 1996 vintage wine (an OK vintage for Germany), which is pretty cool. I like being able to try a wine with some age on it. I’m not always the best at keeping bottles in my cellar. 🙂

Sipping it on the patio was a pure touch of tasty summer. The diesel nose typical of German Rieslings has mellowed with age to citrus and honeyed apple. A juicy sip is pure ripe apple dipped in honey. It’s a tasty bottle of wine for a warm night… or any night, really.

$29 at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.

4 stars

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