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2010 Red Newt Cellars Riesling "Semi Dry"

Red Newt 2010 Semi Dry Riesling

Winery: Red Newt Cellars

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Semi Dry"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Finger Lakes

State or country: NY

Price: $14

Cases produced: 600

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 23, 2012

Wine Review: This almost clear colored Riesling from the Finger Lakes opens with a mild Anjou pear like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, well balanced, and very approachable. The flavor profile is a very tasty Anjou pear with hints of ginger, lime, white pepper, and slight minerality. The finish is semi-dry, friendly, and subtle. This crowd pleaser is a very good value. It is also very food friendly and would pair well with grilled swordfish. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This Riesling is semi-dry with crisp aromas of tangerine and luscious flavors of tropical fruit. On the palate, orange peel, apricot, and lemon curd combine with a barely perceptible sweetness to make a wine that is supple and well-structured. Crisp, dry and aromatic, this wine shows a classic Finger Lakes style that is refreshing, intriguing and satisfying. It is a great wine with a variety of foods and will age gracefully. Try this wine by itself on a spring afternoon, or with a fresh lake trout with lemon and butter.

Organic status: not organic

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