Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S:Vino…The Wine List RIESLING
In the last wine list report, I sampled Joseph Handler’s Sweet Red Wine. This time around I sample the Joseph Handler Riesling
I’m definitely feeling the blue bottle
Riesling sits alone
For me Riesling is what I thought Pinot Grigio would taste like when I first had white wines. I was disappointed because I thought Pinot’s were sweet white wines. In my experience I find them to be just slightly less dry than Chardonnay. After reading the description on back I poured myself a glass.
A sublime glass full of sweet Riesling. Thanks Trader Joe’s.
Generally speaking, I believe that a good glass of wine has a great smell to it or “bouquet”, is easy on the palate, and is more on the sweet side than the dry side. I know that drinking this particular Riesling is absolutely fun and worth it’s price point. How can you argue with a wine that costs about $8 a bottle, can be paired with pretty much whatever you’re eating and/or can be enjoyed alone on its own?
The glass is definitely half full
I tend to think at moments like this when the glass is half full something should be done… it should be filled back up. Ultimately this is a light and good tasting Riesling from Joseph Handler. Especially now that the weather is starting to cooperate for the Spring 2013 there’s nothing like a cold glass of wine to just sip and pass the time with, whether out and about with friends or an evening in at home. Buy this wine you won’t regret it. Pros: It goes down smooth, best served cold, and price point is perfect for an inexpensive bottle of wine. Cons: It sucks when the bottle is finished. 😀 Till next time this has been another Vino Wine List: Riesling Edition by THEJNSREPORT.
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What you see above is one of my favorite Red Wines to sip from time to time either by itself or with a meal. Bare in mind that I am by no means a wine expert I simply select wines that I like in their taste and finish, sweetness and/or dryness level.
Sitting at home while R&B pulses in the background and a glass full of this smooth Joseph Handler Sweet Red stares at me. I stare back as it invites me out of the cold of this persistent wintry weather that gives one reason to disbelieve it’s officially Spring 2013.
Simply put, this is an excellent tasting wine in my humble opinion. It can be had any time. It’s not too sweet, and for myself has the perfect balance of smoothness and fruitiness to it. This is a must try. On the back of the bottle it says “produced from the native Dornfelder grape, combines luscious flavors of raspberry and plum with silky tannins and delicate sweetness. Serve lightly chilled.” I love that they give all that info right on the bottle and wondered how come more wine producers don’t do this. An accurate description on the label I think gives the consumer better info and therefore increases the likelihood of purchase if you can determine it’s content, and basically what you can expect the experience to be.
My experience with that glass of wine I think says it all. Good down to the last drop. You can pick this up for around $7 a bottle at Trader Joe’s. Excellent and Inexpensive. Stay tuned for more of Vino…Wine List selections. Up next Riesling. As always your selections and or comments are welcome. Till next time this has been Vino…The Wine List by THEJNSREPORT.