Osprey’s Dominion 2008 Riesling Short Sip

This bottle I picked up at my local wine shop when I was in the mood for some Riesling.  It retailed for $11.95. 

Osprey’s Dominion is located in Peconic on Main Road or as I like to call it Route 25.  I have not visited the tasting room in quite some time, hopefully this will change soon.

There is not too much information about Osprey Dominion on their website that explains the history of the vineyard.  I hope to visit them and give you more information about them. 

On the nose I was not picking up much of anything too noticable.  It was not welcoming and it was taking me a while to coax anything out of it.  As the wine came up to room temperature.  As it did, there was some spice and some Granny Smith Apple.

The taste was a bit off-balance.  It was a bit to mouth drying.  It reminded me of a bubbly, in the way champagne can clean the plate.  It was quite dry.  I was also getting some strange aftertaste that I could just not get my hands on.

I cannot recommend this wine to anyone.  It was just not right.  It’s too bad, because I really was in the mood for some Riesling.

This bad experience with this wine will not sour my thoughts on Osprey’s Dominion.  I do plan on visiting them and when I do I will be sure to let you all know.

About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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2 Responses to Osprey’s Dominion 2008 Riesling Short Sip

  1. Sarah says:

    If you want to try a good riesling, check out Paumanok! And I second everything you say about Roanoke – they have great wines and great staff!

  2. Michael Gorton, Jr. says:

    Thanks for reading Sarah.

    Since I am becoming a Riesling fanatic, I will check them out soon.

    Thanks for reading the Roanoke visit. You are 100% correct with your comments.

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