A refreshing Riesling from the Finger Lakes.
Available for $15.99 direct from the winery and at select retailers. Sample received courtesy Finger Lakes Wine for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"With great pride and passion, John and Josephine Ingle have been producing single vineyard, hand crafted wines that have been sustainably and family farmed for almost 40 years. Low yields and meticulous viticultural practices bring out the true expression of the Ingle Vineyard terroir.
The 2008 Ingle Vineyard Riesling reflects the natural elegance and bouquet of the Riesling grape, characteristics which are enhanced in the Finger Lakes Region. This crisp wine presents flavor of apple and lemon with hints of melon. This wine is well-suited for lunch or dinner, paired with cheeses, pasta or fish.
Heron Hill's tower, which has some of the area's most impressive views of the vineyards and Keuka Lake, is illustrated in the artist's rendition on the front label. Just as the tower boasts the pinnacle of views, the Ingle Vineyard series features the finest of wines produced in the Finger Lakes. The Ingle family warmly invites you to visit Heron Hill Winery and experience the future of Finger Lakes wine.
We found the 2008 Heron Hill Winery Ingle Vineyard Riesling to be very nice with strong aromas of granny smith apples plus lemon and lime. It tastes sweet yet very crisp and somewhat dry at the same time. The primary flavors echo those found on the nose, mainly granny smith apple and lemon/lime. The finish is also crisp and fresh. (Are you sensing a theme here?) Overall, a very nice, easy to drink wine that you will find quite refreshing on a hot day!
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Overall Rating: 7.3
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