A little iffy with the aromas. There was some slate with hints on honeysuckle and lemon-lime. Not a whole lot on the nose, but wine excelled in the mouth with taste of tropical fruits, some citrus, orange peel and apricots. Short to medium finish which was dry and just a bit of slate or mineral. Paired nicely with a mixed plate of cheeses, especially the Bier Meck Gouda from the Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese Co. Found the wine locally for $14.
Enjoyed the cheese and Riesling while watching the first game of the day and prepared for the big game between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49er's by opening my last bottle of Heron Hill Blaufrankisch Reserve 2007 ($35). no longer available
There actually was very little change. The wine was a little less oaky and spicey, a little more earthier(is that a word), but not much more fruit aromas or taste. A little more smoother in the mouth with some black currant and plum. There was some spice and vanilla with a very long finish. What saved this wine was the lamb stew. One of the better pairings I had with any wine. The stew and the wine were like one.
Very nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Great food, good wine, the wife left me alone and the NY Giants won, and are now going to the Super Bowl in two weeks. Now I must stock up on some more NEW YORK wine for the final game. Go Giants!