Sunday, June 19, 2022

Fetzer Mendocino Late Harvest Riesling, 1985

This was a white wine when I bought it some 35 years ago. It is now a dark red wine but still has the lovely sweet and acidic flavors that defined it during its youth.

Dark almost muddy color. Has darkened from white to rose to copper to dark red over the years. Lovely peach and honey smells and flavors. Bursting with life. 8.5% alcohol but loaded with acidity and sweetness--like a fresh picked Red Haven peach in late August. Too acidic to accompany dessert (pavlova with whipped cream and strawberries) but very refreshing as an after dinner treat. My last of 24 half bottles purchased many years ago.

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