from the winery and WineryToHome
The 2005 Thirty Bench Riesling became a model for all to follow – a blend of Riesling grapes from 3 of their vineyards. Then Thirty Bench made more expensive and more expressive single vineyard Rieslings using the best grapes plucked from those vineyards. I’m not surprised to see them do the same thing this year, because it proved to be wildly popular, not just with Riesling drinkers, but with all wine drinkers because it gave them a something-for-everybody selection. This ’06 is another tasty gem – clean, crisp with a delicate touch of peach and apple on the nose. The palate has green apple and some peach with good acidity balancing it all off. The wine needs more time to integrate and could age beautifully if given the chance … buy two (or more) give it that chance; you won’t be disappointed.