Sunday, November 22, 2009

2007 Dr. Loosen "Blue Slate" Kabinett Riesling Mosel

Picked this up at Costco for 15$; almost opened it last night with dinner--thought it would go well with duck, but at the last moment, opened a red. Luckily, I had two more duck breasts, so since Sarah went to lunch with a friend, I drank this with another duck breast for lunch. I also had some fingerlings that I picked up at the Farmer's Market this morning--I roasted them up in some duck fat--and also had some left-over herbed polenta. Off-dry 7.5% ABV. Lightly fizzy. Nose of apples and stones. Similar in the mouth. Acidity balanced by sweetness. Finish has a lot of stone elements. Like "adult" Sprite, really. I'm not exactly blown away, although it certainly went pretty well with the duck breast and the potatoes. Would I buy it again? No, but who knows how this will be in, five years or so? Wine Spectator gave it a 90; I'm going to give this one a C+. Just not that exciting. Maybe it will really sing in 2014?


Jim said...

Damn - the lunch sounds a helluva lot better than the wine.

Jeff said...

Yep. Nothing better than duck breast and potatoes roasted in duck fat.