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Keuka Spring 2010 Semi-Dry Riesling

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Regular readers of this blog know that the Finger Lakes region of New York produces some very good wines that I wish I could get more of here in Nashville. It’s rieslings are particularly impressive. This year, I have been privileged to take part in the national debut of the 2010 Finger Lakes vintage — sponsored by Finger Lakes Wine Country and the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance — by receiving samples of 6 different 2010 Finger Lakes rieslings.

My 6 Samples — More Reviews to Come

Although I was unable to participate in the nationwide virtual tasting held on September 22, 2011, I am in the process of trying each of the samples that I received and will be reviewing each in a separate post. Here, I review Keuka Sping Vineyards 2010 Semi-Dry Riesling. Keuka Spring, which is unsurprisingly located overlooking Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region, produces several red and white wines that can be purchased online. Its Semi-Dry riesling is a tasty entry in the 2010 vintage.

Keuka Spring Vineyards 2010 Semi-Dry Riesling

This wine is straw colored with aromas of pineapples, apples, melon, and strawberries. It is fruit forward and on the sweet side, though it is certainly short of a dessert wine, and the palate shows flavors of apples and hints of citrus. Allowing the wine to sit for a bit after opening helps to bring out a bit more tartness and complexity. It has medium acidity with a slightly viscous mouth feel. Keuka Spring’s 2010 Semi-Dry Riesling is priced right about on target and would go well with cheeses and honey, light desserts, and main dishes like shellfish and light barbecue. It’s a good, affordable wine that would be fun at a summer cookout or to bring to an informal cocktail party.  1/4, $13.99 per bottle.

Keuka Spring Vineyards
243 Route 54
East Lake Road
Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-3147
Twitter: @KeukaSpring

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