2015 Kelby James Russell RieslingRiesling from United States
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The 2015 Kelby James Russell Riesling was inspired by the style of one of the world's great and overlooked Riesling producing countries, Australia. Made with 100% Riesling from...
- 92 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Dry Riesling was sourced from the 9er block of Lahoma Vineyard on Seneca Lake. Very dry, it comes in with just one gram per liter of residual sugar and 6.6 of total acidity. It also has 13.6% alcohol, which is a big spike over last year's. This late release is the third vintage of this brand, said to be an homage to the "great, age-worthy...Rieslings of Eden Valley in Australia." This is the best yet in this brand. Solid in the mid-palate and powerful on the finish, this maintains good balance, as it is concentrated enough to soak up the power. The juicy finish is enticing and it tastes great too—it's not just a wine that revels in aggression. Finishing dry and coating the palate, it also seems poised to age well. Under screw cap, there should be no rush here. It might in fact be better next year or a couple years later, although the late release means that this drinks reasonably well now too. We'll see how it goes in time. It looks like a wine that should age 15 years or more from the vintage date. Needless to say, this is a fabulous bargain. There were 118 cases produced.
The 2015 Kelby James Russell Riesling was inspired by the style of one of the world's great and overlooked Riesling producing countries, Australia. Made with 100% Riesling from the rich fruit of Lahoma Vineyard on Seneca Lake, it is our twist on an age-worthy style. The lime and lime-blossom aromas are reminiscent of Australian riesling (which provided the role model for the winemaker of Red Newt Cellars' solo project). Although this is bone dry like them, there's a really exciting interplay of brisk acidity with creaminess from long lees contact that really drives the lime flavors along. For maximum refreshment drink now, but this can age for at least another 3-4 years. March 1, 2017 RS: 0.2%
92 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot and honey|
|Nose||petrol, flint, rose petal, violet, orange peel, apple, pear and peach|