Hosmer Riesling 2014: $15 Good

The Hosmer Winery Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $15 [Good] has some weighty aromas and fruit, but acidity is low and balance is not especially good.

Bright medium lemon in color, the aromas are light and rather unfocused — honeycomb, caramelized pear, soil notes, and just a bare touch of citrus.  Light to medium bodied, medium sweet to sweet, acidity is low.  The Hosmer doesn’t have a great deal of structure or liveliness.  Unfocused flavors of honey, caramelized pear, citrus and earthy notes are of modest intensity and somewhat cloying.  The finish is a little off kilter with modest length.  January 2016


© Douglas Hillstrom 2014