$18, 5 stars, 90 points, finger lakes, Naked Wines, New York, riesling
Medium lemon colored with a medium (+) intensity nose. Right off the bat I get aromas of creamy tropical flowers- bizarre, I know. Then…. Nougat mixed with tangerine, more bizarreness. Followed by saline and some pithy citrus as well as a touch of petrol. I am really perplexed by this wine. The palate is dry and slightly bitter with medium body and high acidity, which I was expecting. Flavors of subdued citrus and florals alongside the bitterness from pith carry through to the medium length finish. I must say this is not what I was expecting, the flavors and aromas are off my normal path for this varietal. I like the precision, minerality and cut of this wine- it’s like a laser, I just need to recalibrate to these new flavors and aromas. I would give this $18 wine 90 points and drink with charcuterie or oysters on the half shell. Be ready for some mouth puckering vibrancy- 5 stars. Salut….