Silver Thread “STV” Riesling 2015: $26 Very Good

The Silver Thread “STV Estate Vineyard” Riesling (Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes, NY)  2015: $26 Very Good is a soft medium-dry wine with appealing flavors and balance.  It is the most interesting of Silver Thread’s 2015 single vineyard wines, with distinctive hazelnut and mineral aromas and flavors.  Like the other 2015s from this winery, it is on the sweet side and rather soft, better for sipping than with food.

Medium lemon in color, the aromas feature moderately intense aromas of lemon, apple and pineapple, with pronounced accents of smoky gravel and hazelnut.  It is an interesting and appealing nose, more pointed and focused than the other 2015 STV wines.  Medium bodied, soft, silky, and medium dry, balance is good.  Gentle low-key flavors of apple, pineapple, hazelnut and a gravelly note have good concentration and focus.  The finish is a bit peppery, with a little acid tang and good length.  October 2016


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