Pindar Vineyards 2008 Riesling

Hey Long Island remember me! 🙂 

Sorry to have been off the Island recently with posts about the Finger Lakes and my adventures at TasteCamp.  Just doing my job as a wine enthusiast!

Upon my return, I found this bottle in my cellar while trying to fit wine onto my wine rack.  Pindar and Les had given me this bottle as a sample before it was released.  So, as if I did not have enough Riesling up in the Finger Lakes, I decided to open this current release from Pindar Vineyards

Pindar Vineyards 2008 Riesling ($17) is extremely aromatic in the glass.  Notes of peach and apricot fill the glass with some floral notes too.  There is a bit of candied pineapple and honey between the layers.  With the subtle note of orange and a bit of baking spice.

The taste brough more candied and dried fruit like mango, apricot and peach with a subtle note of fresh pear and apple.  There was a decent showing of rocky minerality. 

This is a semi-dry wine that leaves a viscus honey like coating on the palate at the end.  There is a good amount of acidity to the wine.  The finish is long and enjoyable.  It was drinking like a late harvest wine. 

While it may have had a bit too much residual sugar in the wine for my liking, it did have a good acid backbone.  I enjoyed this with some grilled chicken sausage and pasta.  But I also had this alone and I could see this after a meal.  Nevertheless is was good to be back home.

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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1 Response to Pindar Vineyards 2008 Riesling

  1. BargainWhine says:

    I opened this wine tonight in Berkeley, CA, and will post a review soon on our site. I like your review better than my own. 🙂

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