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Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:01 pm

WTN" Solminer Dry Riesling '18...Take Two...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:18 pm

Had this wine Wed w/ this TN:
Tom 10/22 wrote:Had these last night w/ Susan and chicken salad on puff pastry:
1. Solminer Dry Riesling CoquelicotVnyd/LosOlivosDist (13%; 194 cs; 2018: Med.dark gold color; very light phenolic/ViniMacerati/resiny rather mineral/slatey/chalky bit Mosel valve oil/pungent very light mango/R very interesting/exotic complex nose; quite tart/tangy/acidic/steely very light mango/R/floral bit herbal bit pungent/petrol very unusual flavor; very long very slight VM/phenolic/resiny some mineral/chalky bit petrol finish; a rather bizarre expression of Calif R unlike any R I can recall. $34.00
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Solminer R: This wine is a real puzzle to me. It had a low-key character of having some skin-contact in fermentation. Yet their WebSite on this wine makes no mention of that. So I don't know what wine I had, but I thought it rather interesting. I will retaste it in a few days.

The wine was so bizarre (but not unlikable) that I was sure I must have had an off btl. So I retried it last night:
1. Solminer Dry Riesling CoquelicotVnyd/LosOlivosDist (13%; 194 cs; 2018: Med.light yellow color; very fragrant floral/R/mango/pineapple light stony/chalky/perfumed talc lovely Calif R nose; quite tart/tangy/bit steely light floral/R/mango/pineapple light chalky/flinty/perfumed talc quite attractive if a bit quiet flavor; very long light floral/R/mango light chalky/perfumed talc finish; not a profound R but an altogether pretty floral SBC R; reminds me some of a R from Austria's Niederoesterreich like IngridGroiss. $34.00
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. So this go-around, the R was much more like what I expected and vastly different from the first btl I tried. Whot happened?? I have no idea, but probably a flawed cork. The first wine was not what I'd call a bad btl...just vastly different than I expected. Actually, I liked the first btl a little better...more interesting. Sorta like how I find Quasimodo such an endearing character.

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