Clearly this needs more time in the bottle, just so young, but I really wanted to try this and compare vs German and Finger Lakes.
While there was decent acidity and some stone fruit flavors, this was pretty dry and the minerals weren't showing off today. I would say better can be had from Germany like Donnhaff or JJ Prum in the Kabinett level that drink much better young and probably would age as long or longer. Still not a bad little wine, just missing some things. The wines of the Finger Lakes generally have the acidity in their semi-dry and dry riesling and the mineral component as well thanks to the limestone or acidic shale seated below the wines. This was enjoyable and it will get better, I think after a couple years taking a cellar nap. I just don't think its a cost effective alternative to good Kabinett or Spatlese, even when its on sale, unless you have no access, but I'm still glad I had a chance to try it.
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