2005 Sawtooth Riesling Idaho. 12.5% alcohol; 475 cases. $10.99 at Chef Central, Paramus.
Pretty pale yellow color, clear hue, lovely pear aroma, good pear and melon taste, sweet impression, harsh on the edges, slightly bitter after taste which dissipated after 15 minutes in the glass, single note finish of some length. Mild acidity. The taste did not deliver on the promise of the aroma, but still quite a pleasant sipping wine for the price. 2*.
Winery Notes: Whole cluster pressed, fermented cool to preserve the fruit characteristics. Fermentation was stopped with slight residual sugar making awine that has intense fruit and a nice balance of acidity. http://www.sawtoothwinery.com/