Heart & Hands Riesling 2014: $18 Good+

The Heart & Hands Wine Company Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $18 [Good+] is an attractive medium sweet Riesling.  Good mouthwatering acidity and some minerality add a bit of complexity to this moderately intense bottle.

Pale lemon in color, moderately intense aromas of tropical fruit, pear, citrus, and honey have a good grapefruit-y edge.  With air the nose loses some intensity.  Light bodied and medium sweet, the H&H has good citrus zest acidity.  Flavors of ripe apple, tropical fruit and grapefruit are touched by earth and mineral notes that add a little complexity.  The flavors, if not intense, have a good mouthwatering quality.  The wine struggles to maintain intensity in the finish.  Lingering notes of fruit with an oxidized character detract a bit.  July 2015


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