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Vineland's Elevation is an excellent riesling to be sure, but when on sale, what a bargain. The nose offers apple and pear as the dominant fruits and a nice whiff of petrol/machine oil. The palate provides minerality and a lovely seam of acidity that ends in a citrusy finish. Smartly made, juicy, well balanced, and excellent length. April 2015.
A little closed on the nose. Some nice spices and fruit on the palate and very fresh. Long finish.
This is quite good, perhaps very good for what it is, but it's drastically overrated. I prefer Riesling that's dry and austere. And this is not that. Off-dry, it has loads of fruit appeal, so much so that it comes across as a fruit salad of a wine, with pronounced notes of apple, pear, stone fruit, and tart lemon. And it has rich, thick, mead-like qualities, including oodles of sweet honey, along with a solid mineral streak and a long finish. But despite all that, or because of it, it lacks refinement and elegance. Maybe it all comes together as it ages, but right now it's a package of excess.