Thirsty Owl Riesling 2014: $15 Good

The Thirsty Owl Wine Company Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2014 $15 [Good] is a lightweight Riesling in the German Spätlese style.  With little power, it is best as an aperitif.  Sip it with light snacks.

Bright medium lemon in color, the aromas are light, sweet, and airy, with scents of wax, peach, lime and earth.  Light bodied, gentle, with a featherweight mouth feel, delicate flavors of peach, pineapple, lime, and light peppery spice are a little bitter and muddied.  The unappealing bitter/muddy note becomes much more prominent after a day in the fridge.  The taste impression is pleasant but modest in intensity.  The finish is even keeled, somewhat bitter, with average length.  January 2016


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© Douglas Hillstrom 2014