Red Tail Ridge Dry Riesling 2015: $17 Good+

The Red Tail Ridge Dry Riesling (RTR Estate Vineyard, Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $17 [Good+] is a soft, open-knit, and easy-drinking Riesling with moderately intense flavors.  Those who prefer their sipping Rieslings on the dry side will enjoy this quaffable wine.

Medium lemon in color, medium intense aromas of ripe pear and apple are accented by notes of wax, wet wool and mineral.  Medium bodied, off dry to medium dry, quite soft and open-knit, balance is OK.  Accessible and friendly flavors of honeyed pear, apple and wooly/earthy notes are a bit clumsy but are appealing, with good intensity.  The finish is chubby, not streamlined, with modest length.  November 2016


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