Wine of the Day

2011LoosenBlue2011 Dr. Loosen, Riesling Kabinett “Blue Slate” Mosel, Germany.
While commonly found, the Loosen wines are still good go to Rieslings in every price class, and this 2011 Blue Slate Kabinett is especially delicious and vivid with great refreshment qualities and very enjoyable. This Mosel shows hints of tropical fruits, green apple and lemon/lime while savory mineral and saline notes keep your mouthwatering and the touch of sweetness balances the zesty acidity. This is one of the best Dr. Loosen Kabinett level wines I’ve tried in the last few vintages and there should be plenty around still to stock up on. I love Riesling with anything, smoked meats, pate, cheeses, Asian dishes and more, and this style goes well with everything and is perfect refreshment on a warm summer day as well. The 2011 Loosen Blue Slate Kabinett is a big step up from the QbA, and while not as unique or interesting as some of the smaller estates, it is a very pleasing Riesling that can be drunk now or held for a few more years as well.
($17 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive