standing-stone-2011-rieslingDarker in the glass than expected (two bottles were opened) there are signs of oxidation here. The nose shows cider-y apple notes with some bruised peach and dried pineapple.

The palate is cider-y too with a yeast note and a squirt of grapefruit. Not flabby, but lacks focus and has a short, somewhat bitter, oxidized finish.

Producer: Standing Stone Vineyards
AVA: Finger Lakes
ABV: 11.4%
Price: $14*




(Not Recommended to Average)