Friday, October 27, 2006

Good 'Clean' fun

I'm on a mini-quest (one of those quests that you go on when you get around to thinkin' about it) to try more Rieslings, and this week's attempt has not proven disappointing.

Clean Slate Riesling, from the famed Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region of Germany, is a crisp, fruity wine that's sort of got the attitude of something carbonated. That is, it jumps around on the tongue just a little, and feels a little bubbly.

There are notes of citrus and peach and even a little spice. Er, acid. Whatever. It's not quite as smooth as the Relax I tried (another German Riesling) and loved, but it is just as lush and fruity and at a price of around $10, I'll definitely be taking one of these home for Thanksgiving.

The label design is also really nice. The bottle is clear, the label is narrow and long, with good typography, and requires no translation. (Their website design is nice, too.)

A solid screw-top white if ever there was one.


Blogger phallicpen said...

If you like screw-tops, you should try Fair Valley Sauvignon Blanc. It's one of my favorites.

11/02/2006 11:42 AM  
Blogger theogeo said...

I'll look it up. Screw tops are the new boxed wine, after boxed wine got popular for about three seconds.

I dig 'em. Er, screw tops, that is.

Never had a boxed wine. Perhaps I should pick up some Franzia just for shits and giggles.

11/04/2006 11:53 PM  

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