Whether you’re looking for a white wine to bring to a Passover Seder or want a Riesling that’s perfect for the start of spring, you’ll enjoy the 2009 Hagafen Cellars “Prix” Reserve Riesling.
It’s not just the Amateur Gastronomer that’s a fan. Editor-in-chief Robin Austin was one of the judges in the American Fine Wine Competition who awarded the Napa Valley Riesling “Best of Show White” after blind tasting hundreds of wines.
Hagafen Cellars was founded in 1979 and means “the vine” in Hebrew. Today owners Irit and Ernie Weir produce a variety of white, red and sparkling wines.
The “Prix” Reserve Riesling is fresh and aromatic, with citrus, honey and white flowers on the nose. The taste is sweet yet delicate, with flavors of apricot, Meyer lemon and orange blossom, plus a hint of wildflower honey that lingers on the satisfying finish.
The fact that the Hagafen Cellars “Prix” Reserve Riesling is certified Kosher should be considered a bonus, not something to dissuade those who don’t keep Kosher from trying a bottle. None of the judges in the American Fine Wine Competition would have guessed this Riesling was a Kosher wine; the superior taste was what made it stand out.
$36, 11.8% alcohol by volume