240 Days Riesling 2015: $25 Good

The 240 Days Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $25 [Good] is a tame Riesling, with light subtle flavors.  Sip this wine, or consume it with chicken salad, or similarly bland foods.

Medium lemon in color, the aromas are light and diffuse, with subdued scents of lime, white peach, marshmallow and smoky mineral.  Medium bodied, medium dry, unstructured, with low-ish acidity, the 240 struggles for balance and focus.  It improves somewhat with air.  Light diffuse flavors of lime, apple, melon, white peach, and smoky mineral are touched by a bitter note.  The wine finishes drier, lightly tart, a bit chalky, and short.  December 2016


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