Gosh, I was probably 10 or 11 the last time I had a lemonade stand. Every summer when I was younger, we would go to my Aunt Becky’s for a week. We called it camp Becky. Maria, Rachel, Danny, and I (all within 2 years of age of each other) would just hang out, catch up, and play. Typical young kid stuff.
One summer we had a lemonade stand. I remember we rode bikes to the store to pick up that powdered lemonade that you mix with water and VIOLA, lemonade. Not gonna lie, I don’t remember how it tasted, but I do remember we had 1 customer that day. We definitely did not break even. Drinking this wine reminded me of that day.
wine name: emma reichart
style/type: dry riesling
- clarity: For sure clear
- intensity: And very pale in color
- color: If I had to call it anything it would be lemon yellow
- condition: Definitely clean
- intensity: With a medium nose. It’s there but not super pronounced.
- aromas: This wine had an array of aromas such as lemon/citrus, grass, green apple, minerality, dare I say….chlorine?
- sweetness: Maybe if it was sweet I’d like it more? But it was dry
- acidity + tannin level: OH WOW it had high, high, high acidity (mouth puckering) + no tannins
- body: And it had a medium body
- flavors: I brushed my teeth about an hour before and then decided I should drink wine so my point of view might be a little-skewed right, but it kinda tasted like I sucked on a lemon, jumped in a pool (and swallowed some chlorine), and then felt that refreshing finish you get from a good glass of lemonade. It feels weird to write what I’m described at that very minute. It feels weird to have experienced that. I assume the chlorine taste is probably from the minerality in the wine, but when I drink dry riesling I always want that almondy and silky smooth taste and this was like drinking a super acidic Pinot Gris.
- finish: It had a medium finish… kinda wish it wouldn’t linger so long … put your shoes on and go already!
conclusion (0-5): I wish I could call this a good Riesling, but it was of borderline acceptable quality. I’d give this a 1.5. I know that some folks seek this style so I get why it has the qualities that it has, but it’s not for me, “Thank you, Next!”
❤ happy tasting