Red Newt "Tango Oaks" Riesling
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Red Newt "Tango Oaks" Riesling - 2015

Item # 29734 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Tango Oaks Vineyard is located less than one half mile from Red Newt Cellars on Cayuga Lake. The first crop hails from a recent vineyard planting on a fruit growing site that dates back centuries. This off-dry Riesling is racy and bright, with aromas of citrus and orange blossom on the nose, and a balanced palate with hints of nectarine and quince. The vibrant interplay of sweetness and acidity creates an intriguing wine to pair with pork loin with grilled peaches and fennel, or with a chilled fruit-based soup.

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Staff Pick Notes

As a diehard German wine drinker I always tread lightly when trying Riesling from new world producers. I tell you this to underscore the importance of the following sentence. Red Newt makes great Riesling! I had always liked their easier to find bottles, but their single vineyard bottlings are thunderous. Tropical aromas of tangerine, lime zest, and orange blossoms swirl out of the glass. Bold yet balanced interplay of stone fruits, citrus, and lip-smacking acidity. The flavors make their mark and seem to echo for quite a while afterwards.

- SD

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