The nose is sweet, with baked pears and apricots. The same flavors come through on the palate, along with honey, with sweet-sour lemon making an appearance on the mid-palate, leading to a tart lime-driven finish. Mouth-feel is full, acids a bit low, failing to balance the residual sugars. There is also a slightly bitter turn to the finish. Drink with Buffalo chicken wings, to let the sugar counter the spice. No Recommendation (83). DH


WHO: Penguin Bay
WHAT: Riesling
DESIGNATION: Semi-Sweet
WHERE: New York, Finger Lakes
WHEN: 2011
HOW MUCH: $15 (media sample)

 

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