Friday, February 27, 2015

Villa Maria 2010 Private Bin Dry Riesling, Marlborough

Villa Maria Dry RieslingThe Marlborough of Australia is renowned for its Sauvignon Blanc and we enjoy this wonderful nectar. We pulled a little switcheroo during a recent visit to our friends. We brought a bottle of  very nice Dry Riesling from Marlborough.

It was a chilly winter evening and we decided to warm things us with a visit to friends for some libations and a game night. Our friends John and Maria were getting ready for a trip to Mexico, so we wanted to spend the evening with them before they left.

The Dry Riesling might have been a contributing factor, but John and I loosened up the rules of the game a bit. It was a card game and the winner of the hand was the one who got ride of their cards first. The losers had to give the winner chips based on how many points were left in their hand.

Things were looking good for me, but then my fortune turned. As we neared the end, John and I kept randomly tossing chips into the pot, which drove Green Dragon wild, because we weren’t following the roles. She eventually was the winner.

Also a winner was the Villa Maria. The wine was tasteful (like our hostess of the same name).

In the glass, the wine is a pale lemon color. It’s fresh tasting with a light body. There are flavors of citrus, lime and green apple. There is acidity, but it doesn’t have the intensity of the acidity either in Finger Lakes Riesling or the Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough. It’s ideal for warmer weather, or in our case, a wintery evening when you want to think about warm weather.

Rating: 2.5 of 5  Value: 3 of 5 (Based on $11 price)

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