Leitz Out Riesling
I bought this because the label. Obviously. How was I going to ignore something that I thought said "Lez Out" and has a tagline as strong as "A Super-Sassy Riesling Spectacular!"
You'd be crazy to see this and not buy it.
I'm very particular about Rieslings because I don't like sweet wines. My homeboy at Domaine, Dylan, had not tried this so it was a gamble. I put my sixteen bucks on "Witty" and "Great design" and rolled the dice.
This is like the Zooey Deschanel's of wine. Yes, Zooey has been "sassy" in her career, but these days she is super pretty and palatable in a perfect sundress. She's drinkable and lovely and says silly things that make you tune into television on Tuesday nights. Zooey, if you think about it, is really quite "witty" with "great design". She's lovable. And you love her too. Even if you can't admit it, there is something deep down that makes you melt a little over Zooey, and there is nothing you can do about it. She's just, sweet.
And so is this wine.
It's 100% likable.
That being said, this wine isn't for me. I think the winemaker and myself have very different definitions of "sassy", and that's okay. Just like I don't regularly watch New Girl, it doesn't mean I don't get it; it just means I'm not going to buy it every week.
But I bet, most of America would love to.
This wine is really well made. I genuinely hope if you like fuller/sweeter Rieslings, you check it out.
And the label, is still one of the best labels I've ever seen. EVER. That in itself was worth the $16.
Tasting Notes: VERY big bouquet, smells like a blossoming orange tree. The palate is a pound of pressed peaches with a touch of orange zest and a dash of salt. Really well-balanced with a little minerality. It's definitely sweet. I had my boyfriend taste it too, so it's not just me. It's a sweeter wine. So, enjoy you sweet wine lovers!
Ross Test: So damn easy. LORDY. Fuck a glass, just drink the whole thing like you're standing in front of your fridge without any pants at midnight, right out of the bottle.
So, I not so accidentally took some painkillers and started watching Sex & The City with my best friend, but then she left, but I am still obviously awake. I ran out of Pinot, so I turned back to this warm Riesling that has been sitting on my shelf since 8PM.
I have to say, I enjoy this Riesling 120% more warm than I did cold. I never thought I'd say that, but it's true. This wine is much more drinkable at room temperature. While watching Carrie and Big start dating again. Because I've only ever seen two seasons of this. Because I just started watching it. Oooops.
WHATEVER. THIS WINE IS REALLY GOOD RIGHT NOW. LIKE WAY BETTER THAN IT WAS 9 HOURS AGO COLD.
AND IT ISN'T THE PAINKILLERS. OR MIRANDA IN A KIMONO.
IT REALLY IS JUST BETTER!
DRINK RIESLINGS AT ROOM TEMPERATURE EVERYONE! I AM A GENIUS! A DUMB IDIOT GENIUS WHO SHOULD HAVE GONE TO BED THREE HOURS AGO, BUT CARRIE AND NORCOS AND DELICIOUS LEITZ OUT.
Alright, time to wash my face for forty-five minutes because it feels so good.