The 2016 Firesteed Riesling opens with aromas of peaches, ripe lychees, and the added floral elegance of ripe honeysuckle that comes across almost mead like on the nose. On the palate the wine is luscious, reconfirming the fruit flavors found in the aromas, and with a steel edge acidic minerality that balances the wine’s viscosity.
Aromas of dark cherries, violets and a hint of white pepper are found in the bouquet. Juicy on the palate, this vintage shows both dark and Rainer cherries along with flavors of dark chocolate, and pomegranate. Well balanced with a rounded mouthfeel, the wine provides an integrated and smooth finish.