Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Heron Hill semi-dry Riesling 2008

"Forward and inviting style, with apricot and peach flavors followed by a crisp finish is Herons Hill's most popular Riesling.  This wine which is sourced from many different vineyards and combines the flavors expressed by the Finger Lakes Region. It exemplifies the bright fruit flavors, crisp acidity and the mineral characteristics that make the Finger Lakes the premier Riesling region in North America."
What does that all mean.  Well to me, one excellent wine.
Had to improvise tonight because of the very high humidity in the region that forced a cancellation of a week end BBQ. Just to sweltering to stand over a BBQ pit.  Did settle for a shrimp cocktail, corn on the cob and a fresh garden salad with mozzarella and a red wine and oil dressing. The wine, Heron Hill Winery Semi-Dry Riesling 2008. ($14)

Aromas of pink grapefruit, almost ripe nectarine, honeysuckle with some citrus and mineral notes. In the mouth was a very smooth grapefruit and some green apple and peach.  The finish was long, citrusy with just a hint of sweetness.

Everything I expected in a Finger Lakes Riesling.  This is not the first Heron Hill Riesling I reviewed and probably won't be the last. One of my must visit wineries on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail.

1 comment:

Tambi Schweizer said...

When you come back down you will have to try the newly released 2009 vintage...even better than the 2008!