TN: Ryme RibollaGialla VareVnyd '09...(short/boring)

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TN: Ryme RibollaGialla VareVnyd '09...(short/boring)

#1 Post by TomHill » March 8th, 2019, 9:12 am

Tried last night:
1. Ryme RibollaGialla VareVnyd/NapaVlly (13.1%) 2009: Med.amber slight reddish color; fairly strong orangey/bit honeyed some graham cracker/granola very light phenolic/resiny rather quiet/low-key complex attractive nose; fairly tart rather honeyed/orangey/graham cracker light earthy/herbal/white pepper very light resiny/skin-contact/phenolic fairly complex flavor w/ very light tannic bite; very long/lingering very light phenolic/resiny rather graham cracker/orangey/bit honeyed light earthy/herbal/spicy/white pepper rather quiet/low-key finish w/ very light tannic bite; lost a lot of its phenolic character and turned into a rather charming/interesting/savory/saline kind of white w/ light RG character. $32.00
A wee BP:
1. First tried this wine back in Nov 2012:
Tom wrote:3. Ryme RibollaGialla VareVnyd/NapaVlly (13.1%) 2009: Dark gold/burnished bronze color; strong orangey/
orange peel/orange blossom/dried mango/spicy some phenolic quite attractive nose; soft bit bitter/astringent/
phenolic ripe orange/orange peel/dried mango/overripe/rotted apples/old Muscat rich/lush bit cidery flavor;
very long/lingering rich/ripe/lush intense orangey/orange peel/dried mango/spicy somewhat cidery/tannic/
astringent/phenolic slight earthy very exotic/complex finish; no evident Ribolla character that I can pick
up; quite an exotic and stunning wine if you can think outside the box. $32.00
The wine has really evolved nicely on the palate and lost a lot of the hard/phenolic character. Skin-contact whites can often be like that; hard/astringent on the palate and needing some age. Nine yrs has done nicely on this wine.

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