Owera Dry Riesling 2014: $13 Very Good+

The Owera Vineyards Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $13 [Very Good+] is a sleek, racy Riesling with tightly focused flavors and very impressive balance.  In terms of flavor and style, it is similar to the 2014 Ravines Dry Riesling, high praise indeed.  This is a food wine, although acid lovers might like to sip it too.  At this price, it is an exceptionally good value.

Medium lemon in color, the nose is on the austere side, with light notes of lime, apple, tropical fruit, and some chalky mineral.  Medium bodied, off-dry, with high acidity, the Owera is very well balanced, a major plus, since this is a wine made for food.  Flavors of lime, apple, and tropical fruit are mouth watering, concentrated, and very streamlined, with appealing chalky mineral undertones.  The finish is tart, zippy, and lip smacking, with very good length.  December 2015


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© Douglas Hillstrom 2014