Blue Fish Estate Bottled Riesling 2010 Vintage

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How many of you remember the days when drinking German Riesling meant buying a bottle of the heavilly chaptalized sweet “Blue Nun”? Those days are officially over and German Riesling is now known by many critics as the world’s finest white wine grape variety.

The Niederkirchener Winery is a winery of large scale production. It is located in the wine district of the Pfalz and is the largest and most respected winery in the region. The Niederkirchen Vineyards are located close to the Rhine River but a bit southerly where temps. are slightly warmer. As you can see on the map above, the Pfalz Region is near the German border with Alsace, France.

I’m more into supporting boutique, small production wineries. Although, when the quality still is noticeable in a large production wine, why not drink it! Actually, Blue Fish won two gold medals at the San Francisco International Wine Competition in 2006 as well as achieving top rankings at the Cincinatti Wine Festival at the International Wine Challenge and at Mundus Vini. Blue Fish, which started importing into the United States in 2005, is now on the top 100 list of imported brands in the U.S.A. Pretty impressive I would say…

The 2010 Blue Fish dry Riesling is a clear wine with no sediment and a beautiful Golden color.
On the nose, this is a clean, unfaulty wine with medium intensity. The bouquet gives off elegant hints of ripe peaches, lemons, lychee fruit, butterscotch, petroleum and a chalky minerality.

On the palate the Blue Fish Riesling is a wine with a light mouthfeel and polished acidity. Tannins are at a very low level being that Riesling is a white, light skinned grape. This wine is very fresh and crisp with Apricot, lemon, peaches, slight hint of chalk and orange blossom. The finish is of a medium length.

Overall, I found the 2010 Blue Fish Riesling to be a very well balanced, elegant wine for the price. I would definitely keep a few bottles around for the summer to pair with spicy Thai, spicy Southeast Asian cuisine or Peruvian Seafood Ceviche and Rocoto pepper. With an alcohol level of only 12.5% this is an easy drinking enjoyable wine. Find this wine online for roughly $7.99-$10.00. A great summer wine. Serve chilled and enjoy! And yes, we are screwcap friendly at Cantinetta Vintners…

Categories: Whites

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2 Comments on “Blue Fish Estate Bottled Riesling 2010 Vintage”

  1. Malcolm Caplan
    May 30, 2013 at 6:37 am #

    Excellently written and expertly described. It makes a really good read.

    Congratulations on a job well done

  2. Irene Caplan
    May 30, 2013 at 8:43 am #

    Sounds like a light and refreshing summer wine. Will try it when the weather turns into Summer. Right now in Siena, it is still Winter!!Lots of love.MA

    Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 23:31:18 +0000 To: irene_caplan@hotmail.com

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