Hillick & Hobbs 2020 Estate Vineyard Dry Riesling (Seneca Lake) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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Hillick & Hobbs 2020 Estate Vineyard Dry Riesling (Seneca Lake)
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Hillick & Hobbs 2020 Estate Vineyard Dry Riesling (Seneca Lake)

Rating
96
Price
$35
Variety
Region
Wine Type
Alcohol
12.5%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
10/1/2023
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Paul Hobbs's Seneca Lake winery has cemented, in just a few short years, a spot at the top of NY Riesling. Only the second release, the 2020 is stunning. It's lucid and bright, but also concentrated and powerful, with aromas of lemon pith, apricot kernel, orchard blossoms, talcum powder and nutmeg. The bone-dry, rock-strewn mineral palate is slippery, even a little viscous, but it's quickly drawn into center by a laser beam of crystalline acidity. There's a pulse of juicy citrus to the long, tingly finish. Drinking beautifully now, it has at least another decade of life left. The best part? It's a total bargain. Christina Pickard

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