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Boundary Breaks Riesling No.198-Reserve 2013 750ml
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Boundary Breaks No.198-Reserve Riesling 2013

Finger Lakes - New York - United States

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Rated 91 by Robert Parker
The 2012 Riesling Reserve "No. 198 Single Clone" is unoaked with 54 grams per liter of residual sugar and 10% alcohol. Late harvested, it is compared to a German Spatlese, says owner Bruce Murray. That's a lot of residual sugar, to be sure, but he's more or less right. It isn't really a dessert wine, even if off-dry. Avoiding the funk that the drier Riesling this issue showed, this is remarkably fresh, classic and delicious. It is hard to believe this operation is so new. They may yet do great things, but they are already doing nice things. If you like off-dry Riesling in that Mosel style, this is impossible to dislike and it comes in at a nice price. This should hold reasonably well, but since there is not a lot of track record there, let's take that in stages. It is great now, however long it theoretically lasts at peak. That's a hint. There were 400 cases produced.
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Varietal: Riesling

Riesling grapes are very rarely blended with others in the development of wines, and for good reason. These pale grapes which originated in the cool Rhine Valley of Germany are notable for their 'transparency' of flavor, which allows the characteristics of their terroir to shine through in wonderful ways. The result of this is a wine which carries a wide range of interesting flavors quite unlike those found in other white wines, finished off with the distinctively floral perfume Riesling supplies so well. Many wineries in Germany and elsewhere tend to harvest their Riesling grapes very late – often as late as January – in order to make the most of their natural sweetness. Other methods, such as encouraging the noble rot fungus, help the Riesling grape varietal present some truly unique and exciting flavors in the glass, and the variety of wines this varietal can produce mean it is one of the finest and most interesting available anywhere.

Region: New York

New York state has a relatively long history of wine-making and vineyard cultivation, with vineyards in the region dating back to the Dutch settlements of the 17th century. As such, the region has slowly discovered the unique qualities of their terroir, and has developed a distinctive set of grape varietals which have gone on to represent the state and make their wines both unique and highly regarded. New York state has four key wine producing areas – Lake Erie AVA, Finger Lakes AVA, Hudson River and Long Island, each making the most of their relatively cool climate and characterful terroirs. The strong blend of both traditional and contemporary wine making methods found in this region has led to New York state being responsible for many of the finest and most interesting wines to come out of the United States.

Country: United States

For three hundred years now, the United States has been leading the New World in wine production, both in regards to quantity and quality. Wine is actually produced in all fifty states across the country, with California leading the way by an enormous margin. Indeed, as much as eighty-nine percent of all wines to come out of the United States are produced in California, where the fertile soils and sloping mountain sides, coupled with the long, hot summers provide ideal conditions for producing high quality, European style red, white and rosé wines. With over a million acres of the country under vine, the United States sits comfortably as the fourth largest wine producer in the world, where imported grape varietals from all over the Old World are processed using a successful blend of traditional and contemporary techniques.