A subtle nose of butter and spice leads this wine whose flavors are varietally correct but not terribly inspired. The fruit is balanced and round but the finish slightly watery. Not a bad everyday sip, but needs complexity.
White flowers, honey and toasted spice lead on this Riesling from New York, and on the palate, a backbone of elegant fruit prevails. Paired with the wine’s sweet touch, the flavors offer a simple, appealing quaff that will pair well with spicy cuisine.
A nose of dried cherry and earthy spice leads into red cherry flavors mingled with mellow cinnamon spice and pepper. Dry and subtle, this offers a good tannin structure that means it will pair well with myriad meat dishes.
Very sweet in the nose, with vanilla and barrel char. The palate is heavy and grapey, while the finish is simple at best and unimpressive at worst. The overall take is not so much of wine but of fruit juice. Not terrible but flawed. —M.S.