Becker Vineyards Texas Riesling 2012

Texas Hill Country Wine

Wine Region: Texas Hill Country

Wine Type: Riesling

Price: $10.59

Rating: 6 out of 10 stars

Notes:  Sweet, Medium-bodied, Acidic finish, Pineapple, Acetic


K: I do like the way this smells. It is surprisingly thick, medium bodied.

C: Yes, its not a light white.

B: This initial taste is … pickled egg.*

K: It tastes a lot like pineapple.

C: I think its too thick to be a good wine when warm.

K: True, although I like it more as it warms up towards room temperature. The acid decreases and its smoother.

C: It’s definitely better than the Moscato, which was just a one-note wine. It would be good with a salad.

K: It would be awesome with brunch. Quiche, salad, anything light.

C: It would be a good substitute for a mimosa. Its very fruity.

K: It would also be a fantastic base for a white sangria.

* Learning Moment: The detectable smell and flavor of vinegar in a wine is indicative of  the presence of a larger than usual amount of acetic acid. Acetic acid is integral to the winemaking process, and especially to drawing out the fruit notes in a wine. It can, however, unbalance a wine if there’s too much of it.

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