Last week I was able to take part in a virtual (via Twitter) tasting that featured a handful of 2012 Finger Lakes rieslings — including this one. All wines we re-tasted the following day as well.

Three Brothers Wineries and Estates 2012 Zero Degree Riesling ($14) offers understated aromas of mixed citrus zest, under-ripe peach and citrus blossoms.

Dry with light citrus and floral flavors, the palate is a bit sharp and sour — lacking fruit and concentration to balance the acidity. The finish is short, but bitter in a citrus pith way. Unfortunately, this is one of those ‘lemon water’ rieslings you’ll often read about here on the site.

Producer: Three Brothers Wineries and Estate
AVA: Seneca Lake
ABV: 11%
RS: .15%
TA: 6.3 g/L
pH: 3.06
Price: $14*

(2 out of 5, Average)