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2015 Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling "Old West Block"

Winery: Standing Stone Vineyards

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Old West Block"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Region: Finger Lakes

State or country: NY

Price: $22

Cases produced: 140

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: June 18, 2017

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Riesling from the Finger Lakes opens with a ripe Bosc pear bouquet with hints of ginger and quince. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and round. The flavor profile is a Bosc pear and mineral blend with hints of honey and quince. The finish is semi-dry and its flavors linger and last for a while. I would pair this food friendly Riesling with baked Brie with fig. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Tasting Notes: Ripe, rich fruit flavors with a crisp, bright finish and elegant length. Up front aromas of apricot and pear introduce with light white peach flavors. Cheese Pairing: Mild or sharp cheddar, spicy cheese, and blue cheese. Food Pairing: Salads, white fish, oysters, and other shellfish.

Organic status: not organic

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