The multi-layered nose is immediately compelling with appealing notes of peaches and berries. Archetypal Riesling notes of apricots and wet stones shine through on the extremely concentrated palate. Crisp acidity adds a lift to the long, lingering finish.
While buoyantly aromatic with aromas of superripe tropical fruit, honeysuckle and waxy honeycomb, this top-notch ice wine is remarkably elegant in profile. On the palate, concentrated honey and tangerine flavors are matched with steely acidity that reigns the palate in toward a dry, crisp finish.
Golden honey, tangerines and orange blossoms perfume this silky smooth late harvest Riesling. Lush stone fruit and honey flavors melt onto the palate, but are anchored by an elegant black tea note and a bright tangerine acidity that make this sweet ambrosia a delightfully long sip.
Aromas of nail polish blow off to reveal moderate white fruit, but this wine shines in the mouth with mineral, spice, yellow fruits and citrus. Dry to the point of being austere, nevertheless a touch of sweetness adds roundness. Citrus and spice on the finish. A good value in New York Riesling.
Intensely aromatic, with loads of sunny peach, apricot and yellow flower aromas, this off-dry Riesling is ripe and concentrated, yet impeccably structured. So fruity, it’s almost tropical on the palate, but it finishes dry and crisp, with penetrating lemon-lime acidity.
Gold in color, this wine blossoms with aromas of petrol, lychee, spice and vanilla, followed by flavors of the same. Sheldrake Point, on the west side of Cayuga Lake, has been making a name for itself in New York Riesling, showing with this mostly-dry wine how a couple of years can add complexity and a rich mouthfeel.
Dainty aromas of fresh apple and freesia are juxtaposed gorgeously against a striking tinge of petrol. While initially soft and honeyed, Sheldrake’s Dry Riesling is remarkably lean with a steely minerality and focused, lime-inflected acidity.