Boundary Breaks Vineyard 2011 No. 198 Reserve Riesling
Boundary Breaks Vineyard 2011 No. 198 Reserve Riesling ($30) is unmistakably kissed with botrytis, which adds honey and lavender to a melange of fennel, lime, golden raspberry and mandarin orange aromas on a layered, interesting nose.
The surprisingly lithe palate is decidedly sweet, but far from cloying, and dominated by orange marmalade and honey flavors with secondary and tertiary notes poking in and out — peach skin, green melon, roasted pear, dried apricot — as it warms to room temperature. The finish is medium-long and nearly finishes dry, landing at just off-dry. I’d like a bit more cut to the acidity, but it is not un-balanced.
AVA: Finger Lakes