Spy Valley Riesling 2009, New Zealand (Doesn’t taste like apple juice either)

Lots of people don’t drink Riesling because they think it’s too sweet and tastes like apple juice.  They’re drinking the wrong wine.

Riesling is easily one of my favorite whites as it can be sticky sweet in the form of a late harvest or bone dry and crisp.  Due to this, it’s also quite versatile and in this case, the Spy Valley bottle which we enjoyed on the first night of our cruise fit the bill.  It had hints of green apple with the balance of citrus and is probably in the middle of the sweet to dry scale. I ate jerk chicken that night in the Grand Pacific Dining room on the NCL Jade and the wine helped cut the pepper which is ever-present in jerk chicken rubs.

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