Aromas of green and golden apples, lemon zest and citrus blossom are lightly blanketed by notes of toasted oak and buttery pastry.

The oak influence is dialed back on the palate, but the fruit character is a bit lacking — just a bit of apple and pear tinged with a bit of vanilla. Juicy acidity keeps the mouthfeel lively and fresh.

Well made and certainly not over-oaked or unbalanced — but just not distinctive.

Producer: Sheldrake Point Vineyards
AVA: Finger Lakes
ABV: 12.7%
Price: $14*