Producer: Galen Glen Winery
Region: Lehigh Valley AVA
Blend: 100% riesling
ABV: 12%
Price: $17*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Galen Glen Vineyard 2018 Fossil Vineyard Riesling

88 points

Bright and extremely aromatic, the nose is distinctly minerally with ripe pear and star fruit fruitiness and some faint tropical and peach notes beneath.

Lighter bodied and just off-dry, the palate is more peach driven with notes of pear, citrus blossom, pineapple and wet river stone. The acidity just balances the fruity sweetness with just a little pear grittiness and more minerality on the finish. A bit more focus would be nice here, but it's not soft or flabby.

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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