Heart & Hands Dry Riesling 2016: $21 Very Good to Very Good+

The Heart & Hands Wine Company Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $21 [Very Good to Very Good+] is the best regular dry Riesling I have had from this winery.  Off dry, with high acidity, this wine has an appealing round mid-palate and pure flavors.  Given the wine’s nice balance, it should work well with a variety of foods.

Medium straw in color, the aromas feature nectarine, apricot, lime, flinty notes, and mineral.  Light to medium bodied, with high acidity and an attractive round mouth feel, balance is very good.  Nicely focused flavors of nectarine, apricot, tangerine, lime, gunflint and slate have very good intensity and an appealing sense of austerity.  The finish is very well balanced, tart, lip smacking, with very good length.  Mineral and citrus flavors linger.  December 2017


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