Forge Cellars 2018 Breakneck Creek Dry Riesling
Intricate and layered, the nose on this single-vineyard dry riesling (truly dry, by the way) smells of Honeycrisp apples, sea salt, jasmine tea, quince, and lavender.
Fresh-cut apple and quince flavors are accented by more saline and floral notes, but it's the juicy, concentrated, and textured mouthfeel that makes this wine a standout. The finish lingers with beautiful saline and apple cider notes.
This is a special wine and certainly one of the best dry rieslings I've ever tasted from the Finger Lakes. That it retails for less than $30 is a pleasant surprise in a region with rising prices for top rieslings.