Thirsty Owl Dry Riesling 2015: $11 Good

The Thirsty Owl Wine Company Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $11 [Good] has a very mineral/acid/chalky nose without much fruit.  The flavors are typical Riesling, certainly, but are dilute, and don’t make much of an impression.

Medium lemon in color, the aromas are tart and mineral with fleeting scents of lime, apple, white peach and chalky loam.  Medium bodied, off-dry, satiny, with some spritz-y acidity, balance is OK.  Flavors of lime, apple, stronefruit, and lots of chalky loam do not make much of an immediate palate impression and are dilute.  The finish is mineral and spicy, without much fruit, and average in length.  Notions of impure fruit linger.  August 2016


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