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94 • Gustave Lorentz 2008 Altenberg de Bergheim Grand Cru, Riesling, AOC Alsace $55.
Golden color. Bright aromas of apples, nougat, and lemon curd with a crisp fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a lovely tropical citrus, delicate spice, and lightly smoky mineral finish. A fantastically rich and flavorful riesling for all occasions. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
94 • Magnotta 2012 Limited Edition, Riesling Icewine, Niagara Peninsula $39.95/375 ml.
Rich old gold color. Aromas and flavors of apricot compote, golden raisin, and honey with a supple, fruity sweet medium-full body and a long, tangy finish. Delicious and stylish. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
93 • Gustave Lorentz 2010 "BURG", Riesling, AOC Alsace $35.
Golden color. Aromas of apple tart, nougat, and banana skin with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy tangerine and green apple finish with fine, fuel-like minerality. An opulent, classical styled riesling that will be quite versatile at the table. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
93 • Frost Bitten 2013 Ice Riesling, Yakima Valley $13.99/375 ml. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of spiced apple and nectarines and nougat with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy, tangerine and honey finish. An appetizing and very balanced dessert wine for all occasions. (tasted on Jun-30-2014)
93 • Lyss 2013 "Excellence", Riesling, Niederösterreich $18.40. Cellar Selection. Best Buy.
Medium straw orange color. Attractive aromas and flavors of ripe nectarines, honeycrisp apples, key lime custard, and slate with a lightly tannic, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and an effortless, complex finish with fruit tannins and no oak. (tasted on Nov-17-2014)
92 • Casa Larga 2012 Medium Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $11.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of dried citrus, lip balm, and baked nectarine with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a light smoked toasted nut, chalk, and apple skin finish. Tasty and very table friendly with spot on varietal character. (tasted on Mar-24-2014)
92 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Pale straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of ripe apples and red Jonathan apple skin with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length finish with overtones of lime and mineral with no oak. A brilliant riesling. (tasted on Aug-18-2014)
92 • Glenora 2013 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Yellow color. Mild aromas and flavors of pineapple cream, apple, and delicate spice with a silky, tangy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with shades of lime sorbet, dried peach, and clay with no oak. A delicious, well balanced riesling that will cover a lot of bases. (tasted on Sep-22-2014)
92 • Lyss 2009 Eiswein Welschriesling Chardonnay, Burgenland $72/375 ml.
Bright medium golden amber emerald color. Attractive aromas and flavors of ripe lychees, toffee, caramel apples, and clarified butter with a creamy, lively, very sweet medium-full body and a seamless, elaborate, very long finish with no tannins and no oak. (tasted on Nov-17-2014)
91 • Borderland 2013 Wilson Vineyard, Riesling, Lancaster Valley $24.53.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of peaches, honey, limes, and straw with a crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a zesty citrus and mineral finish. A elegant, balanced riesling that is a great choice for shellfish. (tasted on Apr-23-2014)
91 • Lakewood 2012 Riesling, Finger Lakes $12.99. Best Buy.
Golden straw. Aromas of nectarine and green apple with a crisp, fruity light body and a tangy lemon sorbet and mineral accented finish with zippy acidity and fine fruit tannins. A great summer sipper or seafood wine. (tasted on Mar-24-2014)
91 • Mackinaw Trail Winery 2012 Late Harvest, Riesling, Michigan $15. Best Buy.
Golden color. Lush aromas of peaches, apples, lychees and wild flowers with an off-dry medium body and a tangy, honeyed, grassy earth accented finish. A delicious off-dry sipper or pair with spicy Latin seafood dishes. (tasted on May-08-2014)
91 • Gustave Lorentz 2012 "Evidence", Riesling, AOC Alsace $29. Certified Organic
Golden silver color. Aromas of yellow apple, crushed nuts, and lemon with a supple, dryish medium body and a tart lime, starfruit, and gravel accented finish. A dry and mineral focused riesling that will shine with seafood. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
91 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Pale platinum color. Bright aromas and flavors of honey crisp apples and honeysuckle with a soft, crisp, off-dry medium-to-full body and a amusing finish with fruit tannins. Rounded sleek flavor, very refreshing. (tasted on Aug-18-2014)
91 • Firesteed 2011 Riesling, Oregon $13. Best Buy.
Straw color. Lively aromas of pineapple, white peach, creek stones, and pear D'Anjou with a silky, tangy, dry medium body and an even, complex, medium-long lemon, lime zest, white grapefruit, and granite finish with no tannins and no oak. This is a glass that is hard to set down from its inviting nose of white peach, pineapple and Pear D'Anjou to its crisp mineral-driven palate and finally its lively, crisp, lip-smacking finish. (tasted on Aug-28-2014)
91 • Handley 2013 Riesling, Anderson Valley $22. Organically Grown Grapes
Bright medium straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of yellow apples, paraffin, and bitter lemon with a chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a mildly astringent, captivating, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak. (tasted on Nov-10-2014)
91 • Unionville Vineyards 2013 Artisan Series, "Eureka", New Jersey $19.95.
Straw color. Bright aromas of powdered citrus, nectarine, jasmine, and thyme with a silky, crisp, fruity body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length gooseberry, lime curd, minerals, and honeycomb finish. A nicely nuanced white blend with a lovely range of flavors. (tasted on Dec-22-2014)
90 • Casa Larga 2012 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $13.99. Best Buy.
Pale yellow straw color. Earthy aromas of dried flowers, fallen apples, and honeycomb with a dryish light body and a tart Meyer lemon soda, chalk, lime zest finish. A Teutonic dry table wine that will be perfect with oysters. (tasted on Mar-24-2014)
90 • Lenz Moser 2013 Prestige, Riesling, Niederösterreich $16.49.
Yellow straw color. Aromas of baked apple and nuts with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, mineral and peach skin finish. (tasted on May-19-2014)
90 • G. Marquis 2010 "The Silver Line", Riesling Icewine, Niagara Peninsula $32.95/200 ml.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Golden color. Aromas of dried apples, honey, apricot yogurt, and porridge with a silky, sweet medium body and a tangy candied citrus, golden raisin, and delicate spiced nut finish. Tasty. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)