Forge Cellars “Sawmill Creek Vineyard” Dry Riesling 2015: $24 Very Good

The Forge Cellars “Sawmill Creek Vineyard” Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $24 [Very Good] is a big, soft, honeyed Riesling with a near buttery richness.  Sip this wine with cheese or serve it with rich and creamy dinner entrees.

Dark straw gold in color, the aromas are rich and honeyed, with scents of apricot, peach, lemon oil, pine, and anise.  Full bodied, dry, round and mouth filling, the Sawmill is well balanced.  Rich flavors of stewed apricots, peach, honey, a bit of citrus zest, and toasted vanilla wafers have very good intensity.  The honeyed notes give the wine a sense of sweetness, even though it is quite dry.  The finish is broad and rich, a bit spicy, with very good length.  Notes of dried apricots linger.  July 2017


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