Patina Riesling 2012

Patina in Orange have produced a fairly classically styled riesling here, with the slight twist of retaining 8g/l of residual sugar.  A pale intensity lemon in colour, it has clean aromatics of yellow grapefruit, lemon, lime and a mineral edge.  The palate is between dry and off dry (although this is not noted on the label in one of those handy diagrams), has high acid, and dominant flavours of yellow grapefruit and lemons, with medium length.

This is a good quality wine on the grounds of the fruit concentration and its general line and length.  The somewhat youthful sour grapefruit like flavour on the palate and lemon pith impression on the finish, typical of this style of riesling, will not be for everyone in its youth.  However, this classically proportioned riesling is nonetheless ready to drink now and can be drunk, I expect, over the next 10 years or so.  Acceptable to Good

Abv: 11.8%, Price: $27, Source: sample, Vendors: Check, Website:, Tasted: 2013

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