Wednesday sucked ass. It truly did. The whole week kind of sucked it. More psychedelica and less dramadelica was desired. I hadn’t gone to Trader Joe’s in over a month, and I ended up needing, well, a bottle of something to kill a little pain. Several cheap bottles were obtained for me. The one I tried that I really loved is the 2012 Blue Fin Riesling. What a find. We all know I’m a red-drinker and only white wine once in a New Moon on Monday. On a Wednesday? Truly remarkable.
More remarkable is the label. It’s light, eye-pleasing blue with a Frenchy/Dutch kid rolling around with a swordfish on a leash, or a rope, or just some sort of restraining device(kinky. Ha ha). I like the ordinary label. It was even better because of the remarkable little white vintage housed inside that bottle. Yes, this is exclusively a TJ’s, so you’re not going to find it elsewhere. Upon opening up the sucker, it was a clean, smooth bouquet emerging from the bottle. Riesling, at least the ones Erin and Dylan had exposed me to, had a distinct whiff about them. This was just so crisp and light you could almost taste how refined the wine was, before the fact.
The color is a pleasing yellow. It made me think of nectarines and green tea, but with more lemon juice in there to influence the color. If that makes no fucking sense, suck it- I’m tired. I could taste lemon and lime, and maybe a little bit of orange. I love orange notes in wine, because you usually don’t run across them, unless it’s in a sangria or a sauvignon blanc. I could taste a lot of the orange and the citrus here. The label claims apricots, which is usually not in my love potion fruits basket, but if this is what they taste like in the presence of the other fruit orgy, then you might count me on that bandwagon. It is an unusual mix. I have never had a Riesling like this. It’s also not very sweet at all, and most Rieslings are pretty sweet. The ones I have had experience with before this one- were all sweet and somewhat too much for me. This one is a perfect balance. It’s also not a super strong wine- it clocks in around 11%, which isn’t bad at all.
If you’re a red-head(me,Felicia) wino instead of a white-head(Dylan, Erin) wino who likes the white once in a while, this is a great wine to start with. It retails for $5.99 at TJ’s and is worth every penny. I had it with a turkey burger, tuna, and tortilla chips, and it was perfect. Check out the Blue Fin Riesling; completely a worthwhile, tasty value.