What a fun wine. The nose shows Jolly Rancher watermelon candy and fresh apples, with a background of steel. Candied apples, baked pears, and white pepper all come through on the palate. Watermelon comes back on the finish. It has a good acid backbone from which to hang all the fruit. Drink with southern fried chicken made with loads of black pepper. Recommended. 87.
WHO: Stony Lonesome Estate
WHAT: Grüner Veltliner
DESIGNATION: Estate Reserve
WHERE: New York, Finger Lakes, Seneca Lake
HOW MUCH: $14