by Sandra Crittenden

by Sandra Crittenden

Friday, March 4, 2011

2005 Valckenberg Beerenauslese Riesling

     The 2005 Valckenberg Beerenauslese Riesling from Rheinhessen, Germany, was a clear, medium gold in the glass with medium intense aromas of peach, apricot, orange peel, and a stone minerality with a bit of petrol. It was sweet with medium+ body, medium acidity and low alcohol (10% abv). It had a long length with flavors of honey, baked pear and marmalade.
     It was an outstanding wine at $35 for a half bottle. 

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