Producer: Mazza Vineyards
Region: Lake Erie (Pennsylvania)
Blend: 100% riesling
ABV: 12%
Price: $15*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Mazza Vineyards 2017 Riesling

Mazza Vineyards 2017 Riesling

87 points

Peachy on the nose with buckwheat honey, beeswax and a hint of petrol. Though not bone dry, the palate feels nearly so because of nice citrus pithy acidity that frames peach and citrus flavors. It's not particularly complex or concentrated, but it's balanced and finishes clean with just a whisper of sweetness. Very approachable and shows great potential for riesling from this vineyard.

About Author

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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