Late Harvest Riesling No. 90 2013MADE BY BOUNDARY BREAKS IN FINGER LAKES, NEW YORK
Boundary Breaks’ Late Harvest Riesling is a dessert wine, through and through. One giveaway? The grapes are harvested in December, when the fruit has dehydrated into bronze little clusters, almost like raisins.
On the nose, this one’s bright with slightly funky dragonfruit. In the glass, though, there are sweeter, milder flavors of golden raisin and papaya, and a balancing acidity. One sip is rich, dense and complex – like nectar, or infused simple syrup.
tip of the tongue
This unabashedly sweet yet complex Riesling is best with a post-feast cheese board. Go for a salty, tangy blue cheese.
did you know?
A wine "clone" is a cutting from a "mother" vine known to produce wines with specific qualities. At Boundary Breaks, they like to explore not just their geographical terroir, but also the influence of specific clones, and they've learned which clones grow best in specific sections of the vineyard. This wine was made entirely from one vine stock: clone number 90.