Saturday, January 13, 2007

2005 Ravines Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes)

Hay colored Riesling from Hammondsport in New York’s Finger Lake region. Peach and citrus on the nose. The peach comes out more if the wine is a little less chilled. Orange and peach in the tongue. Minerally. Medium long but very refreshing finish.

I’ve been a fan of this winery and their wines, especially the Rieslings, ever since I was turned on to them (by my Mom actually.) The 2005 Rielsing, the current darling grape of the Finder Lakes, is the best they’ve produced to this point.

I’ve read in Wine Enthusiast that this wine might “age gracefully over the next five years or more.” It’s possible and might be worth exploring.

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