Silver Thread “Gridley Bluff Point” Riesling 2015: $26 Good

The Silver Thread Vineyard “Gridley Bluff Point” Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015: $26 [Good] is the weakest of Silver Thread’s three single vineyard offerings in 2015.  Light aromas and flavors, so-so balance, and the inability to keep overnight in the fridge point to a single plan  — consume it with snacks or very light foods at one sitting.

Medium lemon in color, the aromas are slightly creamy with light scents of lemon, apple and smoky mineral.  The wine takes on rubbery and wet wool notes with extended aeration.  Medium bodied, medium dry, soft and unstructured, balance is fair.  Very low key flavors of apple and lemon are accented by mineral, and hints of rubber and hazelnut.  The impact is modest.  The finish is not very well balanced, with average length.  October 2016


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