Six Mile Creek Riesling 2014: $15 Good+

The Six Mile Creek Vineyard Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) $15 [Good+] is a sweet, quaffable, citrus-y Riesling.  It is also quite peppery and zesty, and these elements are a nice counterpoint to the wine’s sweetness.  With its smoky/gunflint notes and grapefruit zest flavors, it might remind some tasters of Fresca  — in alcoholic form.  Sip this wine or drink it with lighter foods.

Medium lemon in color, tangy aromas of lemon, green apple, and grapefruit have a strong smoky/gunflint note.  Medium bodied, medium sweet, with good tangy acidity, balance is good.  Flavors of lemon, green apple, and white peach are accented by pepper and a strong grapefruit zest note.  In the finish, bitter grapefruit zest and peppery notes come to the fore.  Length is good.  January 2016


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