Inspire Moore “Joy” Dry Riesling 2015: $14 Very Good

The Inspire Moore “Joy” Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY 2015) $14 [Very Good] is the first Riesling I’ve tasted from 2015, and it is a fine start to this vintage.  Tart and zesty, with very good flavor concentration, it is a bright and lively young thing.  An excellent buy, and a definite step up from this winery’s 2014, you can sip it or serve it with food.  Drink this wine now, for its fresh & lively character.

Bright pale lemon in color, the aromas are light, tart, and lively, with scents of lemon, lime, apple, a little white peach, and stone.  The nose is a bit young and raw.  Medium bodied, medium dry, with lots of lively spritz-y acidity, balance is quite good.  Mouthwatering flavors of granny smith apple, candied sour apple, pear, lemon, anise, and a stony mineral note have good concentration, poise, and freshness.  The finish is tart, streamlined, and lip smacking, with very good length, leaving behind some gingery spice.  March 2016


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