Palliser Martinborough Riesling 2015 $22 ★★★★½

Allan Johnson has been the Chief Winemaker at Palliser since 1991 and since then he’s helped load over 80 gold medals into their trophy cabinet.  And luckily for us, riesling is one of the things he does best.  The word here is purity.  It’s all about pristine, clean, white florals, sleek citrus, a splishy-splash of honeysuckle and a long, flinty finish.  It’s one of the best of its kind and it’s amazing with grilled peach and salted ricotta salad.