Heart & Hands Dry Riesling 2015: $23 Good

The Heart & Hands Wine Company Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015: $23 [Good] is a very tart and minerally Riesling with modest flavor interest.  This wine is no sipper.  Drink it with food.

Medium lemon in color, the fruit aromas have a bruised & oxidative quality before aeration.  Scents of ripe apple, lime, gooseberry, nut oils and stony mineral are on the austere side of the spectrum.  Medium bodied, dry, slightly chalky, with a flat unstructured mouth feel, acidity is high.  Balance is OK.  Flavors of bruised ripe apple, gooseberry, lime, nut oils and a strong mineral note have modest impact and appeal.  The finish is bracingly tart and mineral, a bit of a rough ride, with average to good length.  February 2017


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