Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What's In My Glass Wednesday! 2009 Art Series Riesling by Anthony Road Winery

I think we'll see a lot of Riesling this week.  It's an enchanting wine variety and one that I think everyone can really enjoy because it comes in so many different styles.  If you missed Monday's post, make sure you check it out.  :)

2009 Art Series Riesling by Anthony Road Winery

(Photos by author)

The D-2010 Scale 
2009 Art Series Riesling by Anthony Road Winery (Finger Lakes, New York)
Appearance (10 points possible): Straw yellow, brilliant and clear. - 10 points
Aroma/Bouquet (20 points possible): Freshly canned peaches, sweet with a slight pungent character, floral, and citrus. - 17 points
Taste (10 points possible):  Medium--bodied with firm acidity and balanced sweetness.  Fresh fruits on the palate, smooth, and a lingering finish.  Slight hints of hay/straw and fresh pebbles. - 8 points
Balance (5 points possible): This wine seems well balanced.  The sugar and acid blend quite well.  All pieces of this wine are in harmony. - 5 points
Finish (5 points possible): Quite lengthy with a slightly sweet finish.  Hints of pineapple and fresh pebbles. - 5 points
Quality of Package (5 points possible):  Sleek green bottle, Riesling style (Mosel or Alsace shape and color)  Label and capsule match in their Burgundy red color.  Back label provides extra information for wine buyer.  - 5 points
Label Marketability (10 points possible):  I think what's awesome about this wine, other than it's quality, is the label uniqueness.  Designed by the owner's wife, Ann Martini, this label stands out among the traditional Anthony Road labels.  And it's well done.  It looks well-made and well thought out. - 10 points
Other (5 points possible):  I'll give this wine an extra point for the sweetness scale and extra parameters printed for the buyer's information. - 4 points
Total Points: 94 points
Overall Thought: This is the perfect company wine when it gets warm outside.  It's got fresh, fruity flavors and a hint of sweetness that everyone can appreciate.  Plus, you can serve it with almost anything.  You can serve this with fried fish and chips, pasta, pizza, salads, cheeses, anything!
Food Pairings:  I guess I jumped the gun on this one.  I paired it with my ever favorite Thai food, but it's definitely a wine that can go with anything!
Cost: I actually forget how much this was, and I can't quite find it online, but I believe it was in the $15 range, but it could've gone up to about $30. 
Splurge Factor (out of 4): 2... But it's all relative.  This Riesling is good quality and worth the investment.
Where to buy:  It appears that you may only be able to get this at Anthony Road Winery.  Looks like a road trip to Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes!

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