Not all that many have hit tasting room lists or store shelves yet, but if the early returns are any indication, 2009 may prove another great year for Finger Lakes riesling.

Swedish Hill Winery winemaker Ian Barry makes a lot of wines. When we stopped there last month to taste, I was shocked at just how many wines were on the tasting sheet — at least 30. Throw in the fact that he makes the wines for Penguin Bay Winery and Goosewatch Winery and he's one busy man come harvest time (and the rest of the year.)

Swedish Hill Winery 2009 Dry Riesling ($16) very well may be the best wine I've tasted from Swedish Hill.

Intense melon and lime aromas dominate the nose with supporting green apple and citrus blossom notes.

Forward and fruity on the palate, it delivers juicy melon and sweet lime flavors with integrated acidity and a finish that lingers nicely with more lime, more melon and just a little floral character.

Not overly complex, but shows great balance and good focus.

Producer: Swedish Hill Winery

AVA: Finger Lakes
Price: $16*

(*Ratings Guide)