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Love & Squalor 2007 Riesling Willamette Valley

Posted by Thad W. on September 24, 2009 09:00 PM | Permalink

What a terrific wine the Love & Squalor 2008 Riesling Willamette Valley (12.4%) is to enjoy with spicy Asian cuisine. This Oregon riesling was a very light straw color in the glass, providing slight hints of petrol and citrus notes.

Citrus fruit flavors, crisp acidity, light texture and a long finish made this wine very enjoyable. There was just enough residual sugar to make this wine shine, without the usual viscous, cloying nature of some rieslings.

We paired the Love & Squalor riesling with beef tenderloin yakitori marinated in miso, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. At $17, this was a very nice wine in terms of its quality to price ratio. I would definitely buy more of this Oregon riesling.

It's unfortunate that the folks at Love & Squalor don't offer more information about who they are and the wines they offer online. I would have placed an order immediately had they offered wine to sell on their site.