Treleaven “Semi-Dry” Riesling 2016: $13 Fair

The Treleaven “Semi-Dry” Riesling (Cayuga Lake, Finger Lakes, NY) 2016 $13 [Fair] is a flawed wine, with sour, bitter and earthy notes detracting from its quality.  Drink it with snacks.

Medium lemon in color, sweaty, metallic and bitter notes reside on top of sour lemon and apricot fruit.  Light to medium bodied, medium sweet, with sufficient acidity, balance is good.  Flavors of sour lemon and apricot have some substance but are degraded by bitter, green, and earthy notes. The finish is short and leaves behind unattractive bitter and earthy notes.  February 2018


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