2017 Anthony Road Riesling Semi Sweet, USA, New York, Finger Lakes, Wine Review

3% Residucal sugar.  This is sweet but very nice if one likes this style.  The nose is green table grapes.  It is not often that wine smells like table grapes, but this does and that is not meant in a bad way at all.  There is also an underlying minerality.  On the palate, this is viscous but with a good acidity that cuts through.  Nice minerality.  Perhaps some white peach as well.  Good finish.  This will work with spicy foods and is a nice wine for those who like sweet wines without resorting to dessert wines.  

2017 Anthony Road Riesling Dry, USA, New York, Finger Lakes, Wine Review

Silvery green in color.  The nose has a mineral nose with some green apples.  On the palate, this has some tannins which is interesting.  The green apples carry thru as well some citrus on the palate.  Dry (6 grams per liter).  Good finish.  This seems very tight right now and could probably use some air.  Seems like it should improve for a couple of years and be good for a decade.  Very food friendly.  

2017 Anthony Road Chardonnay Unoaked, USA, New York, Finger Lakes, Seneca, Wine Review

Light golden in color.  The nose has some grapefruit on it along with a bit of lemons and slight apple note.  On the palate, this has tons of grapefruit.  Great acidity.  Long finish.  A very unique take on Chardonnay in many ways more resembling a Sauvignon Blanc.  Would work with a wide variety of foods.  Porbably best drunk in the next few years.  

Finger Lakes, New York Vintage Chart

Finger Lakes, New York 2010 89 D 2009 86 D 2008 87 D 2007 96 D/H 2006 87 D 2005 89 D 2004 86 D 2003 89 D 2002 90 D 2001 89 D 2000 86 D 1999 88 D 1991 92 D Vintage Charts should be used for a generalized guide in lieu of specific knowledge about a bottle or producer. The better wines from a vintage...

Q&A with Winemaker, César Baeza, Brotherhood Winery

IntoWine recently caught up with Brotherhood Winery's Winemaker, César Baeza to discuss wine and his thoughts on current trends in the wine industry. What prompted you to pursue winemaking as a career? I was born and raised in Chile, a country that’s always been proud of its wines. Back then, Chile was producing “artisanal” wines, using minimal technology.