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93 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Lightly floral and fruity aromas of ripe nectarines and green apples on the tree with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a bright, crisp lemony finish. A delicious and artfully balanced riesling for sipping or the table. (tasted on Apr-01-2013)
90 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Creamy apple custard and peach tart aromas. Lively, almost spritzy entry, racy citrusy acidity with good length and an minerally lingering finish. Excellent vibrancy and table appeal for spicy Thai food. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
88 • Alexandria Nicole 2012 Destiny Ridge Vineyards, Late Harvest, Riesling, Horse Heaven Hills $14. Best Buy.
Floral ripe yellow apple and pear and banana custard aromas and on the palate. Later a hint of honey and earth. Off dry, tangy finish with an impression of sweetness. A nice pairing with spicy Asian food. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
88 • Borderland 2012 "Leaping Sheep", Riesling, Pennsylvania $24.43.
Aromas of bruised peaches, grilled lemons, and beeswax with a silky, dryish medium body and a round, peach pit and grassy earth finish. A very serious, dry riesling for the table; try with grilled shrimp. (tasted on Apr-01-2013)
88 • Wagner Vineyards 2011 Estate Bottled, Select, Riesling, Finger Lakes $12.99. Best Buy.
Latex scents lead with yellow apple back notes. Rich entry, good structure a bit of earth and a crisp tart finish. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
87 • Cedar Creek 2012 "Waterfall", Riesling, American $9. Best Buy.
Pale silvery straw color. Very mild aromas of lemon balm and and delicate earthy herbs with a supple, fruity medium body and a tangy sweet citrus and a honeyed green apple finish. (tasted on Apr-08-2013)
87 • Wollersheim 2012 Dry, Riesling, American $9. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of gherkin, epazote, and baked lemon with a supple, fruity light-to-medium body and a peach skin, lemon sorbet, and grass accented finish. A interesting blend of savory and fruit flavors that will work well at the table with spicy Latin foods. (tasted on Apr-01-2013)
87 • Mazza Chautauqua Cellars 2011 Riesling, Lake Erie $13.95. Best Buy.
Pale golden color. Lightly floral aromas of lime powder candy, citrus oil and nectarine pit with a dry-yet-fruity light body and a touch of grape leaves, twigs and earth on the tart, punctuated finish. Lots of earthy Old World character in a linear frame. Serve with food. (tasted on Apr-01-2013)
87 • Wagner Vineyards 2011 Estate Bottled, Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $12.99. Best Buy.
Soft lemony scents and kerosine-like reductive notes dominate the nose. Sleek flavors fill out the mid-palate and an earth tinged finish. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
86 • Forgotten Fire NV Late Harvest, Riesling, Michigan $15. Best Buy.
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of peach vinaigrette and lemon pie with a silky, fruity light-to-medium body and a honeyed peach and yellow apple accented finish. A tasty off-dry sipper. (tasted on Apr-08-2013)
86 • Diversion NV Riesling, Washington $14.99. Best Buy.
Delicate subtle nose, apples and lime blossoms come to mind. Key lime tart and earthy flavors follow with a tangy, crisp finish. A nice fruity everyday sipper. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
85 • Wollersheim 2012 White Riesling, American $9.
Pale straw silver color. Aromas of lemongrass, gherkin, and beeswax with a supple, fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy apple sauce and orange slice accented finish with crunchy fruit tannins. Try sautéed trout and beurre blanc (tasted on Apr-08-2013)
85 • Biltmore Estate NV Riesling, American $10.99.
Green apple skin and lemon aromas lead with a touch of petrol. Rounded entry and a soft honeyed finish. A very nice quaffer. (tasted on Apr-15-2013)
83 • Wagner Vineyards 2011 Estate Bottled, Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $12.99.|Find-a-Wine|
Bright straw color. Dusty aromas of ironed cloth, peach Jell-O, and soursop with a soft, dryish light body and a earthy tart lemon and hay driven finish. (tasted on Apr-01-2013)