The riesling really comes through on the nose. It's fruity and floral and seems like it would be sweet, but it isn't. Peaches and citrus and flowers, good balance and acidity. It's pretty crisp but at the same time the chardonnay gives this good body and the finish is so creamy and delicious. (Not to be confused with buttery.) There is no oak or cat pee or grass in this. No heat either, just good easy drinking wine with a hint of sweetness.
Not a complex wine but tasty and fun. Ruby red color, lightly sparkling, rose petals and strawberries on the nose. Tastes fairly sweet but not cloying, a little flabby because it lacks enough acidity to hold it up, nice finish. A little more expensive than rosa regale but not sure it's better.
3/15/2014 1:52:00 PM - Kind of dissapointing and not up to par with previous vintages. Very light and green, not as fruity as before.
I've had it since 2003. The last good vintage was 2006 and also 2007. There was no 2008. The 2009 was ok not great.