By Kori ~ June 17th, 2010.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2007 Buried Cane Riesling from Washington State.
Our selection criteria include:
- A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
- A price tag of <=$15
- Must be widely available
Buried Cane is the value brand for Middleton Family Wines. The Middletons, a multi-generation Washington timber family, also own Cadaretta Winery in Walla Walla, which is where Buried Cane is produced. Buried Cane wines are named after a time-honored practice used to protect grape vines from frigid winter temperatures in which low-growing vine canes are buried and then unearthed after winter freezes pass.
“Our Riesling is a ripe, off-dry white with a subtle nose of orange blossom, citrus and jasmine, and flavors that define Washington State Riesling. The balanced mouthfeel is crisp and clean; it’s the ideal thirst quencher for Asian cuisines, chicken and cheeses.” –Buried Cane
2007 Buried Cane Riesling (Washington State): Medium yellow in color. Apricots and metallic notes on the nose lead to apricots and peaches on the palate. Off-dry and medium-bodied with lively acidity. Well-balanced with a long finish. Residual Sugar: 1.2%
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $12; Available elsewhere, $9 to $10
Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Riesling, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25