2018 Boundary Breaks Reserve Riesling #198, Finger Lakes, New York (750 ml)

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Founded in 2007 by Bruce Murray, Boundary Breaks is a vineyard located on the east side of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes AVA of New York, which had previously been a 120-acre farm that had been in the same family since 1850. Murray’s goal was to develop a vineyard that could yield Finger Lakes Rieslings that were comparable to some of the great Rieslings of Germany and Alsace; and so, began planting vines in 2009 and released his first vintage in 2013. Today, Boundary Breaks focuses on cool-climate grape varieties, principally Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Cabernet Franc and produce wines that express the full range styles that are possible from such classic grapes. The vineyard site is exceptional. There are 70 acres of open farmland with soils are characterized as Cazenovia Silt Loam which was tested at an optimal pH considered ideal for producing complex aromatic white wines. The warmer temperatures near the shores of Seneca Lake create a more hospitable climate for the grape vines planted there; this means grapes planted closer to the shore of the lake are likely to get riper during the short growing season. The fruit for this Riesling was picked earlier than typical at 18°brix, which makes the wine brighter, with less of a rich tropical profile. The grapes were gently pressed and fermented in a temperature-controlled stainless-steel tank. It is a fresh, lighter style in the tradition of a German Kabinett wine with a residual sugar content of 4.4% and an abv of 8.0%. Pale yellow in color, this wine offers delicate scents of Medjool dates and white flowers. The palate is bursting with flavors of poached pear, honeydew melon and a hint of bruised peach. The wine is slightly viscous but with a bright, zippy acidity that balances the texture perfectly, leading to a mouthwatering finish.

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