By Kori ~ June 17th, 2010.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that wonâ€™t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this weekâ€™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.
â€œOur 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; itâ€™s the ideal thirst quencher for Asian cuisines, chicken and cheeses.â€ â€“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