Tuesday, November 11, 2008

First Tasting: ** 2008 Chez Ray Riesling, CT

This is the first tasting of the 2008 Chez Ray Riesling, just out of the fermentation jug. The grapes were harvested from Westport, CT, and fermented cool with ICV-D254 yeast.

In the glass, the riesling is light vanilla in color, still with a touch of haze and a bit of spritz. This will likely clear nd settle in time. Aroma is yeasty and sweet, still with overtones of honey. On the palate, there is a bright front, followed quickly with an alcohol blast. Pretty unbalanced at this stage, and the fruit is quite shy. I can only award two stars out of five on the Spirit of Wine scale.

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