Silver Thread “Gridley Bluff Point” Riesling 2014: $25 Good+

The Silver Thread Vineyard Riesling (Gridley Bluff Point Vineyard, Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $25 [Good+] does not have a great deal of depth, but it does have bright dancing acidity — always welcome in Riesling.  Sip this wine or drink it with lighter foods.

Bright medium lemon in color, the nose shows waxy pear and ripe apple accented by spice.  The aromas are not well harmonized and acidity sticks out.  Medium bodied, medium dry, with lots of bright zesty acidity, the ST is well balanced.  Good flavors of ripe pear and spicy apple are enhanced by citrus (grapefruit, lime) and accented by minor loamy/earthy notes.  The flavors are quite tart and mouthwatering (a plus) but are not especially concentrated.  The lip-smacking finish has good length.  July 2015


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