Producer: Left Foot Charley
Region: Old Mission Peninsula AVA
Blend: 100% riesling
ABV: 10%
Price: $20*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Left Foot Charley 2017 “Le Caban” Riesling

Left Foot Charley 2017 "Le Caban" Riesling

90 points

I continue to be extremely impressed with the rieslings made by Bryan Ulbrich at Left Foot Charley. This just off-dry example is super-bright on the nose with fresh lime and limoncello aromas backed by an entire orchard of citrus blossom notes.

Lithe and lighter bodied, there is the most subtle bit of sweetness to the perfectly ripe peach and citrus flavors but with plenty of juicy, electric acidity. It's not the most complex wine in its youth, but this is a wine that exemplifies purity and balance.

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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