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Washington Hills Late Harvest Riesling 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Reticent on the nose with slow to grow polleny floral and fennel aromas over lime pith, sliced fennel and melon notes, with incipient hints of petrol and chalk. This is sweet in the mouth and while I'm sure there is a ton of acid here, there's little to be felt, though the texture of the wine remains lively, considering the sweetness. There's a rich mouthful of pollen-streaked apricot fruit here, with nice dashes of Meyer lemon juice and some freshening green apple notes on the back end, but the sugar keeps this a bit simple and dull.The finish is surprisingly short but does end on a nice light mineral note, with some sweet tea elements on the finale. A bit of an apricot bomb. 86pts

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Editorial Reviews for Washington Hills Late Harvest Riesling

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,025
3.00 5
03/13/2013

Reticent on the nose with slow to grow polleny floral and fennel aromas over lime pith, sliced fennel and melon notes, with incipient hints of petrol and chalk. This is sweet in the mouth and while I'm sure there is a ton of acid here, there's little to be felt, though the texture of the wine remains lively, considering the sweetness. There's a rich mouthful of pollen-streaked apricot fruit here, with nice dashes of Meyer lemon juice and some freshening green apple notes on the back end, but the sugar keeps this a bit simple and dull.The finish is surprisingly short but does end on a nice light mineral note, with some sweet tea elements on the finale. A bit of an apricot bomb. 86pts


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Snooth User: Zuiko
540750816
2.50 5
02/01/2013

The color is a bit light for a late harvest wine. The nose is a gorgeous nectarine and floral combination though it is a bit too shy. Needs more acid to be balanced right. Their 2010 has more extract and is a better wine.This wine just cannot compare with the late harvest wines made in Calif during the late 70s and 80s. RS is 7%--- My rating 84


Snooth User: Zuiko
540750816
2.50 5
11/13/2013

Two and a half glasses



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