The Oregonian Picks Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Riesling

Invoke the hoo! Portland’s major daily, The Oregonian, listed our Dr. Loosen Blue Slate Kabinett as its wine pick in their Food Day column! Here’s what The Oregonian’s Wine Columnist, Katherine Cole, had to say:

2009 Dr. Loosen “Blue Slate” Kabinett Mosel Riesling ($19): I recently had the odd experience of tasting this wine just after sampling a so-so unoaked domestic chardonnay. I promptly dumped the bottle of chardonnay down the drain and dug into this ethereal product of the blue-slate vineyards of the middle Mosel River valley. Dr. Loosen is the best-known wine producer in Germany, and for good reason. This kabinett (a German wine term for the most delicate style of riesling) is on the one hand fresh and understated, a mere 7.5 percent alcohol by volume. On the other hand, it’s bursting with exuberant notes of orange blossom, Asian pear, green apple and hibiscus, with Meyer lemon on the finish. Forget the chard; I could drink this all evening long. Available at local wine shops through Galaxy Wine Co. .

— Katherine Cole

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