Boundary Breaks Vineyard 2011 No. 198 Reserve Riesling

Posted June 18, 2013 by Lenn Thompson in Regions

If you like balanced, low-alcohol riesling affected by botrytis — also known as noble rot — Boundary Breaks Vineyard 2011 No. 198 Reserve Riesling ($30) is a fine example.

I do like those types of wines, by the way.

Nuanced and highly aromatic, the nose offers layers of honey, herbs, candied orange peel, citrus blossoms, ripe peach and golden raspberries.

Sweet but balanced, the palate isn’t quite as complex as the nose showing peach, apricot chutney, citrus zest and just a hint of wet stone minerality. The finish lingers nicely and shows decent focus. A touch more verve would elevate this wine, but it still shows good balance.

Producer: Boundary Breaks Vineyard
AVA: Finger Lakes
ABV: 8.9%
RS: 5.7%
Price: $30* | Buy now from Empire State Cellars

(3.5 out of 5 | Very Good, Recommended to Outstanding and Delicious, Highly Recommended)


    Peter Bell / Fox Run

    First crop from new vines too!

    BB has a fantastically devoted vineyard team, Kees and John, and they deserve huge credit for this wine.


    Had it the other night with the man himself, Kees. Impressive start from a guy who came up through the trenches. Looking for more!


    I had the privilege of trying their lineup and was extremely impressed, I just wish I could find them easier. I agree with Peter, especially impressive considering the age of the vines.

    Kelly mthethwa

    I am a South African who is new to blogging and I am very interested in blogging about wine. My site is based on popular attractions in South Africa I have just written a post on La Bri Winery a South African vineyard. I need help in learning my way around the wine industry. Even though you are in anouther country I am sure you can be of assistance somehow.

    Thank you
    Kelly Mthethwa

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