Had a Glass: 2008 Fred Loimer Riesling Lenz

Source: http://www.snooth.com

Where: Judas Goat
Price: $10/glass; $50/bottle
Consumer cost markup: 127% (glass/bottle)
Wine List value: Less markup, and a decent wine, but perhaps best with light cheese or seafood.

Vintage: 2008
Producer: Fred Loimer
Variety: Riesling
Designation: Lenz
Region: Austria
Sub-region: Kamptal, Niederösterreich
ABV: 12%
Price: $22 (BC LDB), $25 (EW),

He says: A bit too dry and austere for me, especially up against Judas Goat’s beet salad. You really need some sweetness and less acidity to go up against those sharply acidic beets!

She says: Mmmm Riesling… I am in heaven! Lovely minerality, a hint of petrol and fresh crisp acidity.  Not the best Riesling in the world but easy to drink on a Friday night.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, pale lemon green
Smells like: Clean, youthful, med- intensity, citrus, green apple, mineral, hint of petrol
Tastes like: Dry, med+ acidity, med body, med+ intensity, petrol, green apple, very dry finish, med length, med alcohol
Summary: Good, Ready to Drink/Drink now

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