Forge “Classique” Dry Riesling 2016: $19 Very Good to Very Good+

The Forge Cellars “Classique” Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $19 [Very Good to Very Good+] is the best “Classique” I have had from Forge.  With a very attractive nose, and soft easy-going flavors, this is one very dry Riesling that is easy to sip.  It should also work with lightly spicy dishes at the dinner table.

Dark straw in color, the aromas feature lemon cream, quince, apple, lime, ginger, and a smoky mineral note.  Full bodied, quite soft, and very dry, this wine shows the impact of the warm 2016 vintage.  Solid flavors of apple, lemon cream, lime, ginger, and a smoky mineral note have very good concentration.  The finish is delicately tangy, showing a bit more lime and gingery spice, with good to very good length.  January 2018


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