Boundary Breaks 'No. 239' Dry Riesling 2017
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 28533
Wine Advocate 92
"The 2017 Dry Riesling No. 239, made by Kelby Russell at Red Newt, comes in with eight grams of residual sugar, 7.3 of acidity and 12.3% alcohol. The winery says that the goal here is to harvest at an "unusually high degree of ripeness and then ferment the wine dry," like a German Spätlese Trocken. Clean and transparent, this is pretty gorgeous. The first claim to fame is that ripeness—it seems surprisingly rich and fruity. It then adds a hint of sugar on the end. I was thinking: "Whaaaat? Isn't this the Dry Riesling?" The hammer then comes down and the acidity takes this wine over. It balances the fruit and eviscerates the sugar. As it airs and warms, this becomes simply gripping, typically seeming like a big-time wine with a small-time price. A super bargain, this looks like the best I've seen in the brand so far (and perhaps the best table wine I've seen from Boundary Breaks). It likely will age well too, although it does have that to prove in the cellar. There were 2,500 cases produced."
James Suckling 91
"This super vibrant dry riesling is brimming with white-peach and apple-blossom aromas. Although only medium-bodied, it is both juicy and crisp, ripe and energetic. The best thing is the long, very clean and rather mineral finish."
"Bright with citrusy acidity, the aromas of sweet honeysuckle are balanced by a slightly dry minerality, and a lingering finish that makes us think of ginger and caraway. While not very bone-dry, it’s definitely drier and more savory than the Rieslings we’re used to. The sweetness here is more a complementary finish, like the way a drizzle of honey finishes a strong cup of black tea."
"...One last thing I will say–it is simply astonishing that a winery this young is doing so well so quickly. Call this a rising star."~Wine Advocate, Issue 219
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