Thursday, May 30, 2019

Wine Review: James Charles Riesling 2017

May is Riesling Month on!

Bogati Family Winery is back on the blog, baby! When Riesling Month came together I had to get in contact with my favorite  guys in Virginia to get their James Charles Riesling involved! So here it is, and it's closing out an entire month of Riesling rated reviews!

Bogati Family Winery has four labels: Bogati Bodega, Veramar Vineyards, James Charles, and the winery exclusive Justin Bogaty Winemaker Selection. To read the other reviews I've written on all three of their labels, check out their very own Bogati label for the blog (yes, I've reviewed that many of their wines for them to have their own label).

This is a dry style Riesling from Virginia inspired by German Trocken. It was fermented and aged in stainless steel with an 11.2% ABV and 0.28% residual sugar. I really don't know anything else about this wine so I'm just gonna go ahead and drink the shit out of it. Sound good? Let's go!

The color of the wine is golden yellow, much darker than I was expecting it to be. On the nose there's just a tiny little hint of that petrol aroma that I love and it just makes me wish there was more. Then there's big juicy pears, pineapples, lime peel, and a pinch of cilantro. On the palate it's medium bodied with lush mouthfeel and a brilliant acidity. Those pears and pineapples come back with apricots and a slatey minerality. Then it finishes with pineapple, lemon lollipops, and salivating acidity.

For $26 this is a damn good Riesling and I've gotta give it a Recommendation! Both Virginia and Bogati continue to surprise me.

Price: $26
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was provided free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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