Bellwether Riesling “S” 2016: $14 Fair

The Bellwether Wine Cellars Riesling “S” (Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $14 [Fair] is a sweet Riesling with some intensity, but rubbery and bitter elements greatly reduce its appeal.  Sip this wine with snacks.

Medium straw in color, the aromas are full of rubbery, smoky, slate-y, and bitter green notes, with some lime and peach fruit in the background.  Light bodied, soft, sweet, with average acidity, balance is OK.  Moderately intense flavors of ripe apple and citrus are strongly inflected with slate mineral, steel, and an unpleasant bitter note.  The finish is tangy, smoky and bitter, with average length.  September 2017


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