Ravines “Keuka Village” White Wine 2015: $13 Good+

Year after year, the Ravines Wine Cellars “Keuka Village” White Wine (Finger Lakes, NY) $13 [Good+] is a very good value.  This year is no different.  Well made, lively, with solid flavors, this bottle can be sipped or served with many kinds of food.

Medium lemon-yellow in color, the Keuka Village has aromas of creamy lemon, green apple, pear and a smoky/rubbery note.  Medium bodied, soft and silky, there is a good deal of acidity that remains unobtrusive until the finish.  Balance is good.  Good sappy flavors of candied green apple, pear, melon and a slight smoky/rubbery note are attractive.  The finish is tart and a bit peppery, with good length.  May 2016

Note: The Keuka Village is a blend of Cayuga White and Vignoles.


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© Douglas Hillstrom 2014