Boundary Breaks Vineyard 2011 No. 198 Reserve Riesling

Posted January 9, 2014 by Lenn Thompson in Regions

boundary-breaks-2011-reserveBoundary 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.

Producer: Boundary Breaks Vineyard
AVA: Finger Lakes
Clone(s): Geisenheim 198
Brix at Harvest: 23
ABV: 8.9%
RS: 5.7%
IRF: Sweet
Production: 200 cases
Release Date: January 2013

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

One Comment

    Mark Rizzolo

    I have been very impressed with Boundary Breaks, all of their wines were very impressive and their employees and owner were extremely welcoming. Highly recommended!

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