|Cavit Italian Riesling|
Once home, I pulled the bottle out of the bag to examine the label and became a bit concerned... The wine was from Italy. If there's one thing I learned in wine class it's that Italy is all about the reds. But upon further examination I also read: Indicazione Geographica Tipica (typical of that terrior); perhaps it wouldn't be so bad.
Upon first taste: much more acid than you'd expect from a riesling and big, juicy flavor. It paired suitably with David's Asian-inspired cashew and celery dish and reading the back label confirmed: "Enjoy on its own or with sushi, spicy foods and Asian-inspired dishes." But for a "budget" riesling, I'd still prefer a bottle of Château Ste. Michelle.