Barnstormer Dry Riesling 2015: $20 Poor to Fair

The Barnstormer Winery Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) $20 [Poor to Fair] is not an appealing wine.  Stemmy, earthy, sour and spoilage notes mark the aromas and flavors.

Very pale lemon in color, the aromas show some vague apple-y fruit and anise, but mainly chem lab acidity, a stemmy vegetal note, earth, and impure grapes.  Medium bodied, dry, silky, and a bit tannic, there are some notable bitter notes.  Balance is OK.  Light apple-y flavors suffer from an onslaught of stemmy, bitter, and earthy notes, and are overwhelmed.  The finish is tannic, bitter and shows little fruit.  October 2016


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