Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling

The sheer brilliance of engineering that Pegasus Bay brings to botrytis riesling is something to behold. By some form of unspoken magic, they manage to take fruit of concentration of epic proportions and rampant energy and pull it into an impeccably honed and tightly poised finish. Butter-like smoothness is somehow married with taut, citrus zest tang, the succulent complexity of stone fruits and lingering exotic notes of honey, baked apple and mixed spices of all kinds. In the midst of this maelstrom, deep-set minerality underlines impeccable line and haunting persistence. $50 at WineSnob.