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)