Heron Hill Reserve Riesling 2005
Wine Characteristics 100% Heron Hill Estate Vineyard, these 30 + year old vines are cropped low to ensure the highest quality grapes. Sustainably farmed, no herbicides or chemical insecticides used. Whole bunch pressed to ensure the cleanest and purest juice. This age-worthy Riesling is very structured with pronounced flinty, mineral and citrus character, layered with flavors of grapefruit and lime. 192 cases made. Food Pairings The high acidity of this wine pairs exceptionally well with complex salad courses. It also goes well with shellfish or raw bar foods. Awards Gold - New York Wine and Food Classic 17.5 Points - Jancis Robinson 86-88 Points - Robert Parker
This wine is made from 100% Heron Hill Estate Vineyard-grown fruit from vines that are more than 30 years old. Yields are kept low. The vineyard is also sustainably farmed with herbicides or chemical insecticides strictly avoided. 192 cases were made.Extremely pale yellow-green in the glass, the nose is driven by intense mineral-slate aromas with just-ripe pear, lemon and lime zest and even a bit of petrol. A surge of slate and minerals greets the palate as well, with more pear and citrus zest flavors. Bone dry and light-to-medium bodied, the mouthfeel is lively with great acidity. It seems like a wine that has many years ahead. I'm glad that I have a couple more bottles in the cellar.