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2008 Ravines Wine Cellars Riesling "Dry"

Ravines 2008 Dry Riesling

Winery: Ravines Wine Cellars

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dry"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Finger Lakes

State or country: NY

Price: $15

Cases produced: 1,200

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 14, 2010

Wine Review: This pale yellow colored dry Riesling from the Finger Lakes was our consensus #2 wine in a recent mini tasting that I conducted. It opens with a faint wet stone like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, tangy, and slightly tart. The flavor profile is mineral infused with key lime and a hint of green apple in the background. The finish is dry and lingers slightly. The group thought this wine would pair well with a roasted chicken dish with a banana mole sauce. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Ravines Dry Riesling defines a new style of Finger Lakes Riesling, distinct from older, sweeter styles. Using traditional winemaking techniques and careful fruit handling, we produce a medium bodied Riesling, perfectly suited for food pairings. With its mouth watering acidity and pronounced mineral notes, the dominant aromas of green apple, pear and white peach, accompanied by honey and floral notes, provide a lively wine with uncommon aromatic intensity and purity. The firm acidic backbone provides the focus as the aromas linger for an exceptional length of time. While this wine will warrant cellaring to experience more evolved aromas, it is very enjoyable already.

Organic status: not organic

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