McGregor Semi-Dry Riesling 2016: $18 Very Good

The McGregor Vineyard Semi-Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $18 [Very Good] is a well balanced straightforward wine with snappy acidity and good depth of flavor.  In the sweet Riesling category, it stands out for its affinity for food.  Drinkers who like higher acid wines can sip it too.

Medium lemon in color, there is a bit of spritz in the glass.  The aromas are tart, with scents of lemon, lemon candy, green apple, apricot and chalky mineral.  Light to medium bodied, medium sweet, with high acidity and a touch of spritz, balance is very good.  Tart and tangy flavors of green apple, lemon candy, apricot and a chalky mineral note have very good concentration.  The finish is balanced and tangy, of a piece with the mid-palate, with very good length.  February 2018


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