Heron Hill “Ingle Vineyard” Riesling 2015: $18 Good+

The Heron Hill “Ingle Vineyard” Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $18 [Good+] is a medium sweet Riesling with earthy & honeyed flavors.  The wine has good intensity, if not a great deal of charm.

Light to medium lemon in color, the aromas show mineral acidity, citrus zest, lime, grapefruit, apricot, honey, and fairly strong earthy notes.  Medium bodied, medium sweet, mouth filling, a bit chalky, with spicy acidity, balance is OK.  The flavors are quite earthy, accompanied by apple and nectarine fruit accented by honey.  The finish is weighty, a bit chalky, with a neutral character and good length.  Slightly bitter and earthy flavors linger.  January 2017


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