Hickory Hollow Dry Riesling 2016: $18 Very Good

The Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) $18 [Very Good] is a very well made wine, with solid restrained flavors and a mineral bent.  Lemon/lime lovers can sip this wine.  Others should drink it with food.

Medium lemon yellow in color, the aromas are tart, with scents of lemon/lime, green apple, dried apricot and smoky mineral.  Medium bodied, off dry to medium dry, with a pleasantly textured mouth feel and high acidity, balance is very good.  Flavors of lemon/lime, green apple, dried apricot, nut oils, and a strong mineral component have good concentration, purity, and focus.  The wine has a nicely restrained personality.  The finish is balanced, lightly lip smacking, with good length.  September 2017


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