You are not going to see Riesling growing anywhere near Waters Crest Winery. Jim Waters, owner and wine maker at Waters Crest Winery sources all of his grapes from various vineyards on Long Island to make his wines in his winery in Cutchogue. This Riesling is not sourced from Long Island, but sourced from New York State, you can see that on the label.
Waters Crest Winery 2009 Riesling ($24) is a rare find. Jim does not release a Riesling all the time and when he does it usually is because the fruit is perfect or the juice is a stand out. This Riesling shows very nicely. Bringing fruit and mineral notes with delicious mouth-watering acidity. If this was the summer, it would be perfect. However, since this is the winter and if you are serving pork or a traditional German dish, make sure this bottle is on the table.
The Nose brings aromas of apricot and peach with hints of honeysuckle and tropical fruit. River rock slate and a squirt grapefruit juice appear at the back of the palate.
Zippy zinging acidity appear up front on the palate with notes of river rock and juicy lime.
Well balanced and delicious, this is made in an Alsatian style, bone dry.
On day two, this wine was showing notes of candied citrus and dried tree fruit with the faintest hint of orange citrus.
Sláinte!Note: This bottle was given to me as a sample to review.