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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)
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 • 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
90 • Heron Hill Winery 2012 Classic Series, Semi-Sweet, Riesling, Finger Lakes $13.99. Best Buy.
Pale straw. Aromas of honeysuckle, white lilies, acacia, river stones, Meyer lemon, jasmine, peach skin and white raspberry. Off dry with peach, ripe pear and golden pineapple flavors accentuated with white flowers. Opulent fruit on the long, balanced finish. A very pretty style with lots of finesse. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
90 • Wakefield/Taylors 2013 Riesling, Clare Valley $17.99. Best Buy.
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of peaches, lemon, and nut brittle with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tart kiwi, lime, apple, and dusty mineral accented finish. Excellent structure and table appeal. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
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.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
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)