2009 Carmel Road Riesling

The last few days I've been drinking a 2009 Carmel Road Riesling from Monterey; it cost me a little under $14.



This is one of my favorite Rieslings of the summer.  Mildly sweet, some acidity but it doesn't hit the back of the tongue, and more body than most of the ones I've tried.  It was almost like a Sauvignon Blanc.

The label says notes of grapefruit and peach (which I'll agree with) as well as lime peel and guava (no expert here on what guava tastes like).  They recommend it for the usual Riesling pairings as well as spicy food, which I agree with.  They say sushi too; not so sure about that, but I'd be willing to try it.

A very nice Riesling at a good price.