Waugh 2014 Riesling “Riccanalle Vineyard”

Santa Barbara County, CA; 11.5% ABV
$5 at the Richmond, CA, store on 7 March

Waugh_2014_RieslingAfter DavidLikesWine posted this link to notes on this wine, I was quite curious about it.  I opened one tonight and liked it very well.

After a small amount of air, the wine showed nice flavors of yellow mango, yellow apple, pineapple / lemon, acidic white pear, and at times a slight something in the conifer family (yew? cypress? pine?  I like it!).  I found this a tasty and interesting version of Riesling.  The fruit is more solidly ripe and tropical than I’m used to, and slightly off-dry, but still with plenty of tangy balancing acid.

3 thoughts on “Waugh 2014 Riesling “Riccanalle Vineyard”

  1. DavidLikesWine

    I’m with weinish on this one. I gave this bottle 4 days to help the fruit / acid balance come more into my taste, and it never quite did. Some great flavors, but a tad sweet without the balancing acidity for my taste.


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