Monday, March 23, 2009

Your $10 Recession Wine of the Week: Banrock Station Riesling 2007

It's been a while since I've done one of these. Sorry! Sometime this Recession-era free-lancer is in such a state that even a $10 bottle of wine seems an extravagance.

But here's a value—and guess what! It's a riesling! What a surprise. The Banrock Station 2007 is from Southeast Australia. Don't expect a lot of depth here. It's lime and lemon and citrus, and lime and lemon and citrus—on the nose and on the palate. Maybe a light stoniness. But it's brisk and its light and has good acidity and it's worth of the $9 it will take to purchase it.


Matt Schacht said...

Is this a dry or off-dry riesling?

In a similar but different vein, there are a few good domestic off-dry Gewurtztraminers (Columbia and St. Michelle from WA) that are around $10 and pair well with spicier foods.

Robert Simonson said...

It's a dry riesling, Matt.