My wife and I made dinner for some out of town friends. I didn’t take formal notes on the wines, but here’s what we had.
2008 Washington Hills Riesling Paradise Peak
Appellation: Washington State
Served With: Spinach Salad with Warm Citrus Dressing; Butternut Squash Soup
Tasting Notes: 100% Reisling. 11% ABV. Didn’t take formal notes, but this was a very nice wine. Great fruit, but also food friendly aciditiy and minerality. Off dry, so non wine folks will like this. Great match with a spinach salad (spinach, red onion, cranberry, orange, feta) and warm citrus dressing, also great match with butternut squash soup.
2008 Noël Bougrier Anjou
Appelation: Anjou-Saumur (Loire Valley)
Served With: Scallops in Butter, Wine, and Sage; Risotto
Tasting Notes: 100% Chenin Blanc. 11% ABV. Didn’t take formal notes. This was crisp, great acid, but pretty one dimensional. A versitile food friendly white, but that is in part because there isn’t much going on.
2009 Spier Chenin Blanc
Appellation: Western Cape, South Africa
Served With: Scallops, etc.
Tasting Notes: 100% Chenin Blanc. 13.5% ABV. Didn’t take formal notes. Very interesting. Lots of grapefruit, some melon, and an interesting smoke aroma and on the palate. Nice rich mouthfeel. Interesting and very good. Great value.
All wines purchased at Beltway Fine Wines