Randolph O’Neill Dry Riesling 2015: $21 Very Good

The Randolph O’Neill Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $21 [Very Good] is a snappy mineral Riesling which will work very well with food or as a sipper.

Medium lemon in color, the O’Neill has a tart and mineral nose, with scents of lime, ripe apple, anise and lots of stony/chalky mineral.  Medium bodied, medium dry, with a good deal of acidity, the acid/sugar balance is very well done.  Balance is very good.  Flavors of lime, apple, apricot, anise and a chalky mineral note have good concentration.  A saline & mouthwatering quality adds to the wine’s appeal.  The finish is tart, lip smacking, and mineral with nice length.  February 2017. 


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