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95 • Treleaven 2011 EIS Late Harvest, Riesling, Cayuga Lake $34.99/375 ml.
Lustrous golden amber color. Aromas of dried peach, waxy honeycomb, and golden raisins with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a orange blossom honey, pepper and caramelized pear accented finish. A superb dessert wine. (tasted on Jun-13-2013)
94 • Philipps-Eckstein 2012 Graacher Himmelreich, Riesling Spätlese, Mosel $30.
Golden straw color. Aromas of waxy honeycomb, peach skin, and apple with a crisp, fruity sweet medium body long, electric, honeyed apricot and lemon-lime curd finish with a touch of smoky minerality and fruit tannins to balance the sweetness. Fantastic. (tasted on Apr-29-2013)
94 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes $24.99.
Light gold to polished brass. Aromas of golden pineapple, mango and sweet papaya with stoney minerality and honeyed raisins. Sweet and honeyed with lip smacking acidity. Minerality comes thru the palate adding a refreshing complexity. Golden pineapple and lemon flavors mingle with dried honey, dried flowers and peach pit. Long, complex and balanced finish. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
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)
93 • Philipps-Eckstein 2012 Graacher Himmelreich, Riesling Kabinett, Mosel $18. Best Buy.
Aromas yeasty lemon scone, praline and honeycomb with a vibrant, fruity medium body and a long, scintillating, grilled peach, apple and lemon and delicately smoky, fuel-like mineral finish with laser-like acidity. A great sipper or pair with spicy shrimp fajitas. (tasted on Apr-29-2013)
93 • Frost Bitten 2012 Ice Riesling, Yakima Valley $12.99/375 ml. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Aromas of peach yogurt, poached peach, and nougat with a silky, fruity sweet medium body and a tangy, golden raisin, apple sauce, and grassy earth finish. A delicious, well balanced dessert wine for all occasions. (tasted on Jul-09-2013)
93 • Schug 2012 Late Harvest, Riesling, Lake County $30/375 ml.
Pure golden color. Aromas of dusty golden raisin, dried peach, and mango-carrot chutney with a fruit sweet medium body and a long, honeyed apricot and delicate smoky mineral finish. Very nicely balanced and not too sweet. (tasted on Dec-02-2013)
92 • Johnson Estate 2012 Freelings Creek Reserve, Semi-Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie $12.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw green color. Aromas of lemon spritzed apple, chalk, and dried lime with a fruity medium body and a jazzy peach and kiwi driven finish with nice fruit tannins and minerality. A dead ringer for a fine German riesling. (tasted on Sep-17-2013)
91 • Summerhill Pyramid 2012 Organic, Riesling, Okanagan Valley $19.95. Certified Organic
Golden yellow color. Aromas of floury peach and apple pie with a fruity, tangy medium body and a zesty honeyed lime, lemon, and mineral accented finish. A flavorful and vibrant riesling for sipping or the table. (tasted on Jun-03-2013)
91 • Treleaven 2011 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $14.99. Best Buy.
Straw color. Aromas of ripe peaches and oranges with a silky, fruity light-to-medium body and a very crisp, lemon, green apple, and grassy earth accented finish. A precisely made and very refreshing riesling for all occasions. (tasted on Jun-13-2013)
91 • Von Schleinitz 2012 Weissenberg, Riesling, Mosel $20.
Yellow with hints of gold. Aromas of ginger, honey, apple cake, ginger, a rocky spring and pebbles. Off dry with sweet pear, apricot and ginger cake coupled with wet stones and refreshing sweet lemon acidity. Full of fruit balanced with fresh acidity and a fine mineral structure. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)
91 • Johnson Estate 2012 Freelings Creek Reserve, Sweet, Riesling, Lake Erie $12.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of dried citrus, grassy herbs, and peach pit with a very fruity medium body and a tangy, honeyed apricot, Meyer lemon and mineral driven finish. Delicious and more fruity than sweet with great balancing acidity. (tasted on Sep-17-2013)
91 • Heron Hill Winery 2011 Ingle Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes $19.99.
Medium straw. Aromas of golden pineapple, mango, papaya and yellow apples with a note of hay and orange zest. Semidry with lush peach, pear and pineapple flavors and a long, clean, simple finish. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
90 • Jim Barry 2012 "The Lodge Hill", Riesling, Clare Valley $18.99.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of lemon sorbet, honeydew and nectarine with a tangy, fruity medium body and a Meyer lemon, lime, and kiwi driven finish with nice fruit tannins and minerality holding everything together. (tasted on Mar-25-2013)
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)
90 • Lenz Moser 2012 Prestige, Riesling, Niederösterreich $16.49. Best Buy.
Lovely floral aromas of tropical fruits with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a racy, green apple and lime finish. Very refreshing. (tasted on Apr-29-2013)
90 • Taylors 2013 Riesling, Clare Valley $17. Best Buy.
Pale straw with glints of platinum. Aromas of Golden pineapple, ginger, papaya and candied red grapefruit. Dry, but with rich fruit flavors of ripe pear, exotic melons and papaya. Crisp and balanced finish with a touch of minerality. (tasted on Sep-16-2013)
90 • BEX 2011 Riesling, Nahe $10. Best Buy.
Light gold. Aromas of yellow watermelon, pineapple, ginger, creek stone, honeycomb and petrol. Off dry with flavors of luscious peaches, mango, sweet lemon, honeycrisp apples and quince. Minerally from aroma to flavor to finish adds complexity and exceptional balance to the long finish. Complex and delicious. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)
90 • Westport Rivers 2012 Riesling, Southeastern New England $18.99. Sustainable Agriculture
Rich aromas of honey baked peach and pineapple with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a poached apple, lemon pulp, and peppery spice accented finish. A great choice for seafood. (tasted on Sep-17-2013)
90 • Johnson Estate 2012 Freelings Creek Reserve, Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie $12.99. Best Buy.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of powdered lemon and lime with a crisp dryish light-to-medium body and peach and green apple skins on the chalky finish. Very citrusy, mineral driven and Old World in style. Will excel with oysters. (tasted on Sep-17-2013)