Inspire Moore “Rhythm” Grüner Veltliner 2017: $13 Good

The Inspire Moore “Rhythm” Grüner Veltliner (Finger Lakes, NY) 2017 $13 [Good] is a medium dry wine but often tastes sweeter.  Smoky/rubbery elements in the flavors have a way of emphasizing the sugary aspects of the wine, and simultaneously creating a not-so-appealing mélange of flavors.  Drink this wine with cheese or other snacks that will cut the sweetness.

Light straw in color, there are moderate aromas of white peach, green apple, grapefruit, and smoky/sulfury mineral.  Medium bodied, medium dry (sometimes tasting sweeter), with average acidity for a white wine, balance is OK.  Flavors of white peach, green apple, grapefruit, white pepper, a smoky/rubbery note, and some background bitterness have good intensity.  The finish is tangy, of a piece, with some bitterness and notes of wet wool, and good length.  April 2018


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