Tuesday, August 2, 2011


US, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Riesling, "Dauenhauer Vineyard," Pacific Rim, 2007

Keeping with our sangria theme, we wanted to recommend a bottle that we plan to convert to sangria soon. The bottles of this wine that we received did not age too well. There is a lingering "off" taste, what we find to be a "petrol" smell and lingering taste, which lingers with the sweet fruit. 

We prefer not to give negative reviews on this site, when there are so many delicious wines to choose from, so we decided to follow the age-old wisdom of turning lemons into lemonade. (Ironic when you consider that the winemaker's tasting notes for this wine suggest hints of lemon.)  This wine will make an excellent white sangria. 


  1. This is such a good idea- I love the idea of rethinking uses for wine if it doesn't quite suit your palate. There must be so many other ways to ensure it doesn't go to waste.

  2. Glad you liked this idea. And you're right: an entire article devoted to re-purposing wine is already in the works. Stay tuned. And thanks for reading!