Sunday, September 19, 2021

Chateau Grand Traverse Old Mission Peninsula Whole Cluster Riesling, 2013

What a difference a year makes! The 2012 Whole Cluster Riesling I had Friday night was showing a bit tired so I was anxious to open the 2013 to see if I was being too tardy in opening these wines. What I found was a 2013 wine much younger than the vintage date might suggest.

Lemon yellow, bright and lively. More peaches than pears tonight plus some citric notes. Medium dry and full bodied in the Whole Cluster style. Well defined flavors although I still would prefer a bit more acidity. It tastes a lot like the young Whole Cluster wines I taste every year at the winery, but I find none of the complexity I would expect from a nine-year-old German Riesling.

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