Producer: Anthony Nappa Wines
Region: New York (Sheldrake Point Vineyard)
Grapes: 100% Riesling
* Review sample provided by the winery
Anthony Nappa Wines 2017 Riesling
Made from riesling grapes grown on the western shores of Cayuga Lake at Sheldrake Point Winery, this is the kind of off-dry, easy-drinking riesling that is sure to please most anyone you open it for.
Its aromas center mostly on lemon and lime with background notes of sweet green apple and citrus blossoms. There is a little sweetness here (2% sugar) but the light-bodied palate shows nice balance thanks to a lime juice-y acidity. Flavors range from lemon-lime to something slightly tropical — and again, there’s nice balance here so that the finish feels almost dry on the palate.
All of the classic off-dry riesling pairings apply here — especially spicy Thai or Indian food — but this is the kind of wine I like to drink before dinner, either while I’m cooking or just talking with friends. It’d delicious, but not the kind of wine that demands too much thought or consideration.