Thirsty Thursday: 2011 Frisk Prickly Riesling

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The Frisk Prickly Riesling is a “good for any situation” kind of wine.

Why? Because this wine has a little “party in a bottle” action going on. (aka…the Prickly.) But more on that in a minute.

The Frisk Prickly Riesling from Australia is 89% Riesling and 11% Muscat Gordo which makes it a wine that Riesling fans will enjoy as well Moscato lovers.

It pours more like a Pinot Grigio with virtually no color, but the aroma makes you remember why it is a Riesling.

With smells of ripe citrus fruits and floral the nose gets you ready for a light bodied mouth feel with flavors of orange, peach, lemon and lime, with a slight mineral finish.

My favorite part though, and why I think it is a party in a bottle, is that it has a slight fizz. So it is like sparkling wine light (in taste and profile) and perfect for a hot summer day.

Because of its profile it would be an awesome match for Thai or Asian Food. And it’s low alcohol level means you can drink a bottle (or two) and not end up feeling too bad the next day.

Honestly, this is an inexpensive and awesome summer wine and should appeal on some level to about everyone who drinks it – even us die hard red wine fans.

Note: This wine should be available at most liquor outlets. Please be responsible when you drink wine – and never drive drunk…seriously, that is just stupid in this day in age.

Thirsty Thursday is the quest to drink good, cheap wine that is $15.00 and under. Want some more recommendations? Check out the past cheap wine posts on Thirsty Thursday or use the Thirsty Thursday Wine List when creating your wine shopping list.

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