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2009 Red Newt Cellars Riesling "Circle"

Red Newt 2009 Circle Riesling

Winery: Red Newt Cellars

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Circle"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Finger Lakes

State or country: NY

Price: $12

Cases produced: 3,300

KWG Score: 90 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: October 17, 2010

Wine Review: This almost clear colored Riesling opens with a very fragrant lychee and apricot bouquet. On the palate, this wine is sweet, light bodied, and a bit zippy. The flavor profile is a ripe lime and grapefruit blend with notes of lychee and a hint of apricot. The finish remains sweet and lively. This is a pleasant aperitif wine to serve with bacon wrapped scallops. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2009 vintage offered up loads of bright, crisp fruit that is balanced by vibrant expressions of peaches and apricot, with hints of white grapefruit. It was one of the best Riesling vintages of the decade, with an elegant combination of ripe, expressive fruit and focused acidity. You will find this Red Newt label exclusively on Finger Lakes Riesling. The wine in the bottle shows off a classic Finger Lakes style, expressing bright aromas of tangerine and honeysuckle and an elegant palate of citrus and peach. The wine - and the price - are great, and represent one of the best value Rieslings in North America.

Organic status: not organic

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