Monday, June 6, 2011

Sheldrake Point Dry Riesling 2009

Been on a Finger Lakes Riesling kick lately and can't seem to allow myself to open anything but Finger Lakes Riesling.  I am going to have to put a few away for the hot, sweltery days of summer, but before I do, just one more to satisfy what may becoming an addiction.
This past weekend, I opened my lone bottle of Sheldrake Point dry Riesling 2009 ($15).  This was after work with a snack of medium hot Salsa and Tortilla chips.  Before finishing I unwrapped some Lively Run Goat Milk Chevre Cheese with no salt Saltine crackers.  A nice spicy Salsa or a nicer creamy cheese, it did not matter. The wine was an excellent pairing with both.
Color was bright and light golden with aromas of peach, lots of apple, some slate/mineral and a hint of herbs like basil or fennel.  A real nice long, dry and citrusy finish.
I do like my Rieslings dry and this is another of the 2009 vintages I found to be remarkable.  Probably the best vintage in the short time I have been enjoying Finger Lakes wines.

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