Atwater Dry Riesling 2015: $16 Good+

The Atwater Estate Vineyards Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $16 [Good+] is a round mouthful of wine with solid stone fruit and lemon oil flavors.  It is very tart, and should be consumed with food, particularly fatty cheeses, meats, and rich dinner entrees.

Medium lemon in color, the aromas are tart and piercing, with scents of lemon oil, green apple, stone fruit, nut oils and mineral.  After first opening, the aromas are nose tickling.  Medium bodied, dry, with a round full mouth feel and strong prickly acidity, balance is good.  Flavors of lemon oil, green apple, stone fruit, nut oils and a mineral note have good intensity.  The finish is bracingly tart with good length.  July 2017

Note: There is 12% barrel fermented Riesling in this wine, which contributes to its round mouth feel.


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