Wagner Riesling “Select” 2016: $13 Good+ to Very Good

The Wagner Vineyards Riesling “Select” (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $13 [Good+ to Very Good] is one of the better sweet Rieslings I have tasted in recent months.  Unlike some others, it is no mere sugar bomb.  Real fruit flavors, refreshing acidity and strong notes of lime insure that drinkers will reach for another glass.  It is also a fine value.

Pale lemon in color, medim intense aromas of lime, peach, fruit cocktail and a smoky mineral note are engaging.  Medium bodied, sweet, and lightly structured, there is a good deal of acidity to balance this wine’s sugars.  Flavors of lime, peach, fruit cocktail and a dusty earthy note have good purity and concentration.  The finish is lightly lip smacking with good length.  August 2017  


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