* Review sample provided by the winery
Keuka Lake Vineyards 2017 "20 Rows" Dry Riesling
This was my least favorite of Keuka Lake Vineyards' currently available rieslings -- but that speaks to the incredible work winemaker Staci Nugent is doing there. This is a delicious, mineral-driven riesling.
Intensely minerally in a slate-y way, the nose also shows Fuji apple and lime zest aromas. Though not as nervy as some of the other KLV offerings, the lighter-bodied palate is still balanced. Flavors lean toward mixed ripe apples with citrus zest, slate and some faint citrus blossom.