Standing Stone Riesling 2014: $14 Good+

The Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $14 [Good+] is a medium-dry Riesling poised on the edge of sweetness.  Quite citrus-y in character, it has good solid flavors.

Medium lemon in color, the nose shows solid citrus-y aromas of apple, pear, lemon and grapefruit, with lots of citrus zest and an earthy/mineral edge. Light to medium bodied, on the sweet side of medium dry, with lots of lemony acidity, balance is good.  Flavors of apple, lemon, grapefruit, grapefruit zest, and an earthy/mineral note are solid if not complex.  The finish is tart and zesty, lipsmacking, a touch bitter, with good length.  November 2015


© Douglas Hillstrom 2014