boundary-breaks-2011-239-dryLooking for an example of a ‘classic’ Finger Lakes riesling nose? Boundary Breaks Vineyard 2011 No. 239 — Dry Riesling ($20) delivers that. It is lime-driven with notes of tangerine, green apple, citrus blossom and just-ripe peach.

Feather-light in the mouth, the palate is a bit more peachy, with Golden Delicious apple, a big squirt of lime juice and rocky minerals on the end of a long, dry finish. Juicy, citrusy acidity. While it lacks concentration and mid-palate richness, it shows nice verve and length.

Producer: Boundary Breaks Vineyard
AVA: Finger Lakes
Clone: Geisenheim 239
Brix: 21
ABV: 12.1%
RS: 0.6%
IRF: Dry
Production: 100 cases

(3 out of 5, Very good/Recommended)