Glenora Dry Riesling 2014: $12 Very Good to Very Good+

The Glenora Wine Cellars Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $12 [Very Good to Very Good+] is the finest dry Riesling  I have ever tasted from Glenora.  Full-flavored and well balanced, this is a very versatile wine.  A fine sipper, it will work with a wide variety of foods.  It is a terrific value.

Light lemon in color, the nose of the Glenora is lively and refreshing, with scents of apple, grapefruit, tropical fruit, citrus zest, earth and mineral. Light bodied, medium dry, and very well balanced, there is nice refreshing acidity.  Solid flavors of apple, lime, tropical fruit, grapefruit, and dusty/chalky mineral are well focused with very good intensity and appeal.  The finish is tart, flavorful, and lip-smacking with very good length. This wine worked well with a number of foods, from barbecued ribs to apple and blue cheese salad.  September 2015


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