Relax Riesling was the bookends to my adventure with the lovely Erin and the Relax Red years ago. I decided that it’s due for a review, since I reviewed the Relax Red the other day.
The bottle is straight up awesome. It also makes it incredibly easy to find under normal wine recon. It’s a beautiful navy blue, very eye catching. The taste is even better. Chilled, it’s straight up crisp. I spoke in the review for the other Relax wine that it was crisp, even as a red, and that this is not often the case. I actually haven’t had a lot of whites that I have tried that I could say are crisp right out of the bottle. This is one of those.
Taste wise? Smooth, and light on the fruit side. It’s apples, peach, and a little bit of citrus. There is a little dryness but nothing too crazy. What I like is despite the slight dryness, the wine does not lose any taste. I’ve had a white or two where it was so dry there was no discernible taste (the appalling Dreaming Tree White comes to mind). Not the case here. It’s quite delicious and light. Not so light you can call it champagne, but light and delicious, with light fruit tannins.
No aftertaste is present here. That is way lovely. The only downside to me was the sweetness of the wine itself. I’m not a fan of super sweet wine, but it was too sweet for my tastes. That doesn’t mean it isn’t excellent and delicious on the palette, for it is! If you like riesling that isn’t too dry and has a nice, light airiness, this is the one.