Cameron Hughes “Lot 347” 2011 Riesling

Lake County, CA; 13.2% ABV
$4 at the Richmond, CA, store on 1 July

CamHughes_2011_RieslingFrom the description on the back of the bottle, I figured this was made in an off-dry style.  It turns out it tastes like a dessert wine even though it’s not as sweet as a dessert wine.  It tastes of honeyed, dried yellow pear and some apricot, acid of fresh white pear and nectarine, tinge of golden raisin.  I would guess the sweetness level is roughly between those of a German Kabinett and a Spätlese.  Like many wines with sugar and acid, the rest in the bottle was totally fine the next day.

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