Tonight’s wine hails from Kentucky’s largest winery, Elk Creek Vineyards. Nestled among the rolling hills in Owenton, Kentucky, the winery was established in 2003, and offers a spectacular setting for wine tasting. Producing an assortment of award-winning wines, Elk Creek is committed to making the finest wines Kentucky soil has to offer.
I guarantee most people don’t think of Riesling when discussing Kentucky wines, but Elk Creek is giving it a go and succeeding. Paired alongside a spicy Thai chicken dish, the 2007 Kentucky Blue Riesling played a nice supporting role. Retailing for $14.99 and coming in at 12.5% alcohol, the wine displayed a light golden yellow in glass. A floral nose with honeysuckle and white flowers preludes flavors of apple and peaches. A semi-sweet wine with a clean, crisp finish.
Stay tuned for a future review of their 2007 Estate Cabernet Franc, recently reviewed in the Wine Enthusiast. Cheers!
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