Keuka Lake “Falling Man” Riesling 2014: $30 Very Good to Very Good+

The Keuka Lake “Falling Man Vineyard” Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $30 [Very Good to Very Good+] is a gentle and nicely balanced wine with ample flavor.  It is a somewhat unusual bottle for Keuka Lake Vineyards; their rieslings are often quite lemony and tough.  Given this wine’s balance and its restrained flavors, it should age well.

Light lemon in color, aromas of candied melon, green apple, and white peach are touched by earthy mineral and anise.  Medium bodied, very dry, with good acidity, the Falling Man is round and supple, with very good balance.  Solid flavors of melon, apple, sappy white peach, beeswax, lime, and a distinctive dusty/stony note are atttractive and fairly complex.  The finish is restrained, nicely balanced, with good length.  September 2015.

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© Douglas Hillstrom 2014