This is deceptive, alternating between soft and hard, seductive and prickly. Honey and poached pear aromas vie with firm lime and mineral notes, while the flavors contrast lime sherbet with crushed stone. Long and intense on the finish.
Unlike many of its brethren, this Eden Valley Riesling relies on weight and texture rather than a fine line of acid to make an impression. It has the region’s lime sherbet and wet stones, but is plump on the palate rather than lean and wiry, making it more approachable in its youth.
This Hill Smith-Grosset joint venture is a very good wine, but not quite up to the snuff of past vintages. It smells like whipping cream and citrus (and goes the way of petrol with a little time in the glass), and unfolds to a bracing, minerally, sourish wine on the palate. Not overtly flavorful, but still enjoyable. Imported by Negociants U.S.A., Inc.