Blecch. Never said that in a note. This was like syrup with volatile acidity. There's A possibility this was a damaged bottle but after a bunch of subpar bottles, I am done giving the benefit of the doubt. Most overrated wine I have ever bought.
Second Riesling of the night. Sweeter than the Kung Fu girl and packing a little less acid, but not a bad wine if paired with spicy or complex Asian dishes. More on the melon and peach side of things than the apple-y Kung Fu. Not terribly cloying, although it probably got a little benefit of the doubt since we had already dulled our senses with wine and capsaicin. Here's the problem with point scores: Average wines these days are at least good and often excellent (unless you just seek out bad wines--are we including jugs of unidentifiable wine in that scale?), so while I might say this was middle of the pack of the wines I have had this year, it's still at least good and quite enjoyable. And not uck at all.
Seemed like the right bottle for a meal of broccoli and beef and fried rice. Started it before dinner and three adults were making quick work of it. A little sweetness, but not at all cloying. Touch of apple, some nice acids, a little brisk salinity. We took the last of it to the table and it went nicely with the food. As a value bottle of domestic Riesling that's easy to find, a complete winner. Would also be nice during an afternoon picnic or cookout with lighter foods. I'd also pair with chicken satay or similar.