Pale to medium gold in the glass with green highlights on Benmarl’s 2008 Seyval Blanc. Floral aromas contrast with grapefruit, dried apricot, and anise. Bouquet starts somewhat closed but opens in the glass with time. Palate shows pink grapefruit flavors, white peaches, wine sap apples, and a hint of lemon candy. Clean, crisp, juicy light to medium bodied wine shows balance, sophistication, and restraint. Exhibits some soft glycerin textures. The Seyval Blanc varietal was a favorite of Mark Miller’s and represented some of his earliest plantings so this wine may be from vines that are some of the oldest in the Hudson River Region. The wine shows what can be done with the varietal. Finish displays some acid pop with lemon candy and apples; lingering. Excellent as an aperitif. Pair with sautéed trout or any other light fresh water fish simply prepared.
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