2009 Joel Gott Riesling

This 2009 Joel Gott riesling hails from the Columbia Valley, but Joel Gott is based in St Helena in Napa.  OK ...  It ran me $10 at Sam's.

I'm on a trend lately of rieslings that aren't my favorites.  This one is definitely fruity, maybe pear, and it has a little more acidity than some.  I didn't aerate it.  On the first sip I wasn't crazy about it.  After it sat in the glass a few minutes it opened up a little.

I thought it might be better with food, but I didn't taste much improvement with brie.  After a nite in the fridge, the flavor hadn't opened up significantly either.  I didn't drink all of the bottle, it's just not the riesling for me.