Silver Thread “STV Estate Vineyard" Riesling 2014: $25 Very Good to Very Good+

The Silver Thread “STV Estate Vineyard” Riesling (Seneca Lake, NY) 2014 $25 [Very Good to Very Good+] is a very tasty wine that crackles with energy.  Its mouthwatering flavors and lip-smacking finish are what Riesling is all about.  At present, the aromas are undeveloped, but I suspect this will change with a bit of age.

Medium greenish lemon in color, aromas include lime, tart green apple, grapefruit, a touch of stone fruit, chalk, and lots of mineral acidity. Medium bodied, medium dry, the ST is deliciously tart.  Substantial acidity effectively masks the wine’s sweetness.  Mouth watering flavors of lime, grapefruit, green apple, stone fruit and chalky loam are pure and have a good deal of substance.  The finish is tart, full of citrus and mineral flavors, and comes to a lip-smacking conclusion.  There is very good length.  June 2015


© Douglas Hillstrom 2014