Chateau Montelena, Riesling 2017, Potter Valley, California
Tasting Note: A dry, well-made riesling that is filled with delicate fruit flavors and a pleasing mouthfeel.
Pale-intensity lemon green in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of green pear, quince, pineapple, lychee, honey dew melon, apricot, blossom and lime-citrus peel.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied riesling delivers delicate fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a slightly-chalk-infused, medium finish.
The wine has a steely texture with a mix of ripe and tart fruit flavors.
There is midpalate complexity and restraint.
A solid riesling.
Tasting Date: July 21, 2018
This wine was submitted for review.