Silver Thread “Gridley Bluff Point Vineyard” Riesling 2016: $26 Very Good to Very Good+

In 2016, this is the most exotic of Silver Thread’s single vineyard wines, with the most expressive aromas and an intriguing mix of flavors.  Like the other wines in the trio, it has zippy acidity, mouth watering flavors, very good concentration of flavor, and nice length.  Sip this wine or drink with a variety of foods.

Medium lemon yellow in color, the pure and appealing aromas of the Silver Thread Vineyard “Gridley Bluff Point” Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $26 [Very Good to Very Good+] feature lime, pear, peach, mango, beeswax and vanilla wafers.  Especially on first opening, the aromas seemed quite exotic.  Medium bodied, medium dry, with zippy acidity and a somewhat textured mouth feel, balance is very good.  Rich flavors of mango, apricot, lime, lemon, citrus zest, vanilla wafers and smoky mineral are mouth watering and refreshing.  The finish is tart and lip smacking, showing nutty/honeyed fruit, smoky mineral and very good length.  August 2017

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