By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor
The Red Tail Ridge 2008 Dry Riesling I reviewed a while back was one of the best dry rieslings I tasted over summer, showing great balance while also delivering depth and focus.
That balance is on display in winemaker Nancy Irelan's Red Tail Ridge 2008 Semi-Dry Riesling ($16) too, with even more length.
Juicy, dripping-down-your arm peach and pear fruit flavors mingle on the nose with notes of Golden Delicious apple, lime and river rock in the background.
Apple, peach and lime highlight a fruity, forward palate that shows great acidity. The finish is long, bringing subtle grapefruit character and pear skin.
Because of the sugar-acid balance here, I'd expect this wine to have good aging potential in your cellar.
Producer: Red Tail Ridge Winery
AVA: Finger Lakes