Hector Riesling 2016: $16 Very Good to Very Good+

The Hector Wine Company Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) $16 [Very Good to Very Good+] is a well-made medium sweet Riesling with enticing apple flavors, very good depth, and tangy acidity to carry its sweetness through to a satisfying finish.  Sip this wine with snacks.  It may also work with some dinner dishes, such as sausages and sauerkraut.

Medium straw in color, the aromas feature scents of lemon/lime, pear, apple, white flowers and honeycomb.  Medium bodied, medium sweet, with some spritz-y acidity (which adds liveliness), balance is very good.  Flavors of lemon/lime, apple, pear, honeycomb, and earth have very good concentration and a light sour/bitter edge.  The finish is of a piece with very good length, ending on an earthy note.  January 2018


© Douglas Hillstrom 2014