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Forge Cellars Riesling 2013 – A Fine, Mosel-Reminiscent Riesling

Forge Cellars, Riesling 2013, Finger Lakes, New York, Wine Casual

Forge Cellars, Riesling 2013, Finger Lakes, New York

Tasting Note: A Finger Lakes riesling with Mosel-reminiscent aromatics and flavor.

Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of green apple, petrol, bosc pear, lemon-and-lime citrus zest, pineapple and gooseberry.

On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied riesling has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and completing with a citrus-zest-infused, medium-plus finish.

There are some tart, green-fruit notes that add to the complexity of the wine towards the end of the taste likely resulting from the wine’s indigenous-yeast fermentation.

Fine riesling.

Bottle Note: Vineyards: 80% East Side Seneca Lake. 8% West Side Seneca, 12% West Side Cayuga Lake. Native and cultured yeasts were used for fermentation. Residual sugar: Fermented dry. Production: 1,150 cases (1 bottling). Louis Barruol, Richard Rainey & Justin Boyette.

Rating: 92 points
Price: $25
Alcohol: 12.5%
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: January 29, 2021

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