Kemmeter Seneca Lake Riesling 2015: $28 Very Good+

The Kemmeter "Seneca Lake” Riesling (Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $28 [Very Good+] is a seductive and silky wine, with mouthwatering flavors, and lovely balance.  It is very well made, and works well as a sipper or with light-to-medium intensity foods.

Medium lemon in color, the aromas are tart and narrowly focused, with aromas of apple, lemon, lime, anise and a chalky note.  Light to medium bodied, medium dry, with high acidity, the Kemmeter has a seductive silky mouth feel and is very well balanced.  Contained and restrained flavors of apple, mango, guava, anise and chalky mineral are nicely focused and mouthwatering.  The finish is precise and very well balanced, lip-smacking, a bit spicy, with very good length.  August 2016

Note: 91% of the fruit for this wine came from the Gibson Vineyard.  The Kemmeter Estate Vineyard contributed the remainder.


© Douglas Hillstrom 2014