Happy Easter to one and all from CWG and myself. For our family gathering quiche was on the menu so I selected two wines from our visit to Kacaba’s winery!
Bias up front I like my rieslings Dry, not sweet. This one is pale in color with a lovely lighter varietal riesling nose of dry honeysuckle, not too sweet on the nose. There’s a bit of bubbles on first pouring. On the mid pallet this is a smooth crisp dry Riesling with honeysuckle coming through but not at all too sweet. There’s a hint of effervescence on the tongue at first. The wine is medium in length with some lovely fruit coming through. This is a very food friendly wine. I would give it an 88-89. It available from the winery for !17.95 a bottle which IMHO is not a bad deal at all!
From the Winery’s web site:
RESERVE RIESLING 2012
MUCH MORE THAN A TYPICAL BENCH RIESLING! ALLURING NOTES OF RIPE MANGO, PEACH, YELLOW PLUM AND HONEYSUCKLE GIVE WAY TO A FRESH BALANCED ACIDITY AND A LONG FINISH BRIMMING WITH FLAVOUR. ENJOY ON ITS OWN OR WITH CHICKEN AND SEAFOOD DISHES.
Our second wine for the celebration was the Kacaba Susan’s Sauvignon Blanc. This it the first year for this wine at Kacaba. I tasted out of the barrel back in the fall and preordered a case of it. Very pale in color with a lovely varietal nose of citrus and grass. On the mid pallet the wine displays flavors spot on to the nose. Lovely citrus flavors along with some grass. This is lovely smooth well made sauv blanc. It’s amazing how good this is for the first year! The wine is medium in length in finish with smooth food friendly flavors. I would give it a good solid 89. $17.95 a bottle at the winery!
Both were awesome and paired very well with the quiche!
From the winery’s web site:
SAUVIGNON BLANC 2012
AROMATIC WITH CITRUS AND GRASSY NOTES. A CLEAN AND CRISP WINE OFFERING MANY LAYERS OF FLAVOR ON THE PALATE. HONEYDEW MELON, GRAPEFRUIT AND TART APPLE FLAVORS LINGER WITH A BALANCED ACIDITY THAT ADDS A REFRESHING QUALITY.