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94 • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes $24.99.
Light gold to polished brass. Aromas of golden pineapple, mango and sweet papaya with stoney minerality and honeyed raisins. Sweet and honeyed with lip smacking acidity. Minerality comes thru the palate adding a refreshing complexity. Golden pineapple and lemon flavors mingle with dried honey, dried flowers and peach pit. Long, complex and balanced finish. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
94 • Gustave Lorentz 2008 Altenberg de Bergheim Grand Cru, Riesling, AOC Alsace $55.
Golden color. Bright aromas of apples, nougat, and lemon curd with a crisp fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a lovely tropical citrus, delicate spice, and lightly smoky mineral finish. A fantastically rich and flavorful riesling for all occasions. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
94 • Magnotta 2012 Limited Edition, Riesling Icewine, Niagara Peninsula $39.95/375 ml.
Rich old gold color. Aromas and flavors of apricot compote, golden raisin, and honey with a supple, fruity sweet medium-full body and a long, tangy finish. Delicious and stylish. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
93 • Schug 2012 Late Harvest, Riesling, Lake County $30/375 ml.
Pure golden color. Aromas of dusty golden raisin, dried peach, and mango-carrot chutney with a fruit sweet medium body and a long, honeyed apricot and delicate smoky mineral finish. Very nicely balanced and not too sweet. (tasted on Dec-02-2013)
93 • Gustave Lorentz 2010 "BURG", Riesling, AOC Alsace $35.
Golden color. Aromas of apple tart, nougat, and banana skin with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy tangerine and green apple finish with fine, fuel-like minerality. An opulent, classical styled riesling that will be quite versatile at the table. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
93 • Frost Bitten 2013 Ice Riesling, Yakima Valley $13.99/375 ml. Best Buy.
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of spiced apple and nectarines and nougat with a silky, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tangy, tangerine and honey finish. An appetizing and very balanced dessert wine for all occasions. (tasted on Jun-30-2014)
92 • Johnson Estate 2012 Freelings Creek Reserve, Semi-Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie $12.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw green color. Aromas of lemon spritzed apple, chalk, and dried lime with a fruity medium body and a jazzy peach and kiwi driven finish with nice fruit tannins and minerality. A dead ringer for a fine German riesling. (tasted on Sep-17-2013)
92 • Casa Larga 2012 Medium Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes $11.99. Best Buy.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of dried citrus, lip balm, and baked nectarine with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a light smoked toasted nut, chalk, and apple skin finish. Tasty and very table friendly with spot on varietal character. (tasted on Mar-24-2014)
91 • Von Schleinitz 2012 Weissenberg, Riesling, Mosel $20.
Yellow with hints of gold. Aromas of ginger, honey, apple cake, ginger, a rocky spring and pebbles. Off dry with sweet pear, apricot and ginger cake coupled with wet stones and refreshing sweet lemon acidity. Full of fruit balanced with fresh acidity and a fine mineral structure. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)
91 • Johnson Estate 2012 Freelings Creek Reserve, Sweet, Riesling, Lake Erie $12.99. Best Buy.
Aromas of dried citrus, grassy herbs, and peach pit with a very fruity medium body and a tangy, honeyed apricot, Meyer lemon and mineral driven finish. Delicious and more fruity than sweet with great balancing acidity. (tasted on Sep-17-2013)
91 • Heron Hill Winery 2011 Ingle Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes $19.99.
Medium straw. Aromas of golden pineapple, mango, papaya and yellow apples with a note of hay and orange zest. Semidry with lush peach, pear and pineapple flavors and a long, clean, simple finish. (tasted on Nov-12-2013)
91 • Borderland 2013 Wilson Vineyard, Riesling, Lancaster Valley $24.53.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of peaches, honey, limes, and straw with a crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a zesty citrus and mineral finish. A elegant, balanced riesling that is a great choice for shellfish. (tasted on Apr-23-2014)
91 • Lakewood 2012 Riesling, Finger Lakes $12.99. Best Buy.
Golden straw. Aromas of nectarine and green apple with a crisp, fruity light body and a tangy lemon sorbet and mineral accented finish with zippy acidity and fine fruit tannins. A great summer sipper or seafood wine. (tasted on Mar-24-2014)
91 • Mackinaw Trail Winery 2012 Late Harvest, Riesling, Michigan $15. Best Buy.
Golden color. Lush aromas of peaches, apples, lychees and wild flowers with an off-dry medium body and a tangy, honeyed, grassy earth accented finish. A delicious off-dry sipper or pair with spicy Latin seafood dishes. (tasted on May-08-2014)
91 • Gustave Lorentz 2012 "Evidence", Riesling, AOC Alsace $29. Certified Organic
Golden silver color. Aromas of yellow apple, crushed nuts, and lemon with a supple, dryish medium body and a tart lime, starfruit, and gravel accented finish. A dry and mineral focused riesling that will shine with seafood. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
90 • Taylors 2013 Riesling, Clare Valley $17. Best Buy.
Pale straw with glints of platinum. Aromas of Golden pineapple, ginger, papaya and candied red grapefruit. Dry, but with rich fruit flavors of ripe pear, exotic melons and papaya. Crisp and balanced finish with a touch of minerality. (tasted on Sep-16-2013)
90 • BEX 2011 Riesling, Nahe $10. Best Buy.
Light gold. Aromas of yellow watermelon, pineapple, ginger, creek stone, honeycomb and petrol. Off dry with flavors of luscious peaches, mango, sweet lemon, honeycrisp apples and quince. Minerally from aroma to flavor to finish adds complexity and exceptional balance to the long finish. Complex and delicious. (tasted on Sep-18-2013)
90 • Westport Rivers 2012 Riesling, Southeastern New England $18.99. Sustainable Agriculture
Rich aromas of honey baked peach and pineapple with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a poached apple, lemon pulp, and peppery spice accented finish. A great choice for seafood. (tasted on Sep-17-2013)
90 • Johnson Estate 2012 Freelings Creek Reserve, Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie $12.99. Best Buy.
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of powdered lemon and lime with a crisp dryish light-to-medium body and peach and green apple skins on the chalky finish. Very citrusy, mineral driven and Old World in style. Will excel with oysters. (tasted on Sep-17-2013)
90 • Brown Box Wine NV Riesling, Rattlesnake Hills $19.99/3L Cask.|Next| |Find-a-Wine|
Light golden color. Aromas and flavors of toasty peach pie, honey yogurt, and golden raisins with a silky, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a long, tangy, ripe apple and orange finish. A tasty off-dry patio wine. (tasted on Oct-21-2013)