Hosmer Sauvignon Blanc 2015: $20 Fair+

The Hosmer Winery Sauvignon Blanc (Cayuga Lake A.V.A., Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $20 [Fair+] is dominated by scents and flavors of gooseberry and bitter citrus zest.  Very high acidity and awkward balance detract from its pleasures.  Not a sipper, this wine demands food.

Medium lemon in color, the aromas are sharp and acidic, dominated by gooseberry and bitter citrus zest, with hints of grapefruit and mineral.  Medium bodied, dry to off-dry, with a great deal of acidity, balance is problematic.  Moderately intense flavors of gooseberry, bitter grapefruit zest, white peach and mineral notes have substance, but very high acidity detracts from their enjoyment.  The finish is very tart, somewhat bitter, and quite disjointed, with average length.  May 2016


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