It’s pretty easy to find riesling wines in the Hudson Valley. Many of the producers put the out every year. And most of those buy juice from the Finger Lakes to do it.
Riesling grown in the region itself is rare, but Tousey Winery 2011 Riesling ($23) is one such wine.
Not nearly as aromatic as you might expect, the nose offers light aromas of peach and grapefruit, along green almond and a faint earthiness.
Punch grapefruit flavors lead the way on the palate, bolstered by just-under-ripe peach and juicy, mouth-watering acidity. As the wine warms to room temperature, the peach character steps forward a bit more. Shortish on the finish.
Not a great value at $23.
Producer: Tousey Winery
AVA: Hudson River Region
(2.5 out of 5, Average-to-Very Good)