2011 Red Newt Cellars Sawmill Creek Vineyards Riesling

In a tasting of Finger Lakes Rieslings, this wine stood out because of its finesse and complexity.  It has a classic Riesling aroma of minerals shading into honeyed pear.  The flavor is somewhat crisp, layered and mineral, with citrus too. More tropical fruit and grapefruit appear as it warms in the glass. Medium finish, just barely off-dry. Pairs well with pork, lightly-smoked ham and other medium-light meats.  Highly recommended: 90 BSE

WHO: Red New Cellars
WHAT: Riesling
WHERE: Finger Lakes, New York State, United States
WHEN: 2011
HOW MUCH: $12 (media sample)