This is made utilizing grapes from vineyards near Seneca Lake and Keuka Lake. Light golden in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with limes, minerals and slight melon. Medium bodied. On the palate, moderate acidity with limes and minerals. Slight bitter note on the finish. This is dry. Very food friendly, this would work well with corn on the cob and other roasted vegetables. Drink over the next eight to ten years.
Tasted as an additional wine in a Georgian Wine tasting, this is made from the Saperavi grape which is the primary red grape of Georgia. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black cherries, some black raspberries, and gravel. Medium bodied. Strong acidity. On the palate, the cherries and black cherries come thru. It is a bit softer and more supple than the Georgian Saperavi's tasted alongside. Light but persistent tannins. Nice finish. Drink over the next five to seven years. This will work better with food but is nice on its own. It would work nicely wi
2019 Hillick & Hobbs Dry Riesling Estate Vineyard, USA, New Yourk, Finger Lakes, Seneca Lake, Wine Review
My first time trying this wine. It is Paul Hobbs venture into the Finger Lakes and it is delicious. Light green/gold in color, clear and bright. The nose is nice with oranges, slight canned peaches and a floral note. A bit of minerality as well. Medium bodied, slightly viscous texture. On the palate, tart oranges, slight lemon-lime, and some underlying minerality. Excellent acidity. Refreshing. Nice finish. This will work with almost any food, but it worked great with soft cheeses. World class Riesling. Drink over the next ten to twelve years, but it will probably go twice that
This is a Finger Lakes red. It is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, and 17% Merlot. The label lists 13% abv.
2015 Ravines Wine Cellars Riesling Dry Argetsinger Vineyard, USA, New York, Finger Lakes, Wine Review
Apparently, this is one of the highest rated wines from the Finger Lakes region. it is quite good and fairly priced at $30.Light yellow in color. The nose has a slight petrol note and nice minerality. A bit of lemon oil as well. On the palate, this has nice acidity. Fresh lemon fruit. Some depth with underlying minerality. Good finish. It would work with a wide variety of foods including Thai and spicy foods. It seems like it is starting to just show some age but should easily last a decade or more.
2017 Keuka Lake Vineyards Riesling Dry Falling Man Vineyard, USA, New York, Finger Lakes, Wine Review
This is one of the priciest Finger Lakes region Rieslings. It is a nice wine, but there isn't really any value here. Light silvery gold in color. The nose is lemony with nice fruit. It is holding onto its youth quite nicely. On the palate, this has a candied quality that is nice. While it is dry, there is a feeling of sweetness and perhaps just a hint of it on the palate. The finish has a bit of a bitter grapefruit note that was noted in a few of the Finger Lakes Rieslings. Food friendly. This should be good for ten years or so but its unclear if it will improve or just hold.
10.5% ABV. Light green gold in color. The nose is already showing some light diesel along with a bit of peach. On the palate, this has a nice oily texture. It is better on the palate with a lemon candy note. Slightly bitter on the finish. This has good acidity and is off dry. The two seem to balance each other out well. It will work with a wide variety of foods but certainly Thai would be at the top of the list.
Pretty cool to be able to try a Finger Lakes Albariño. Unfortunately, this bottle seemed very off. That said, a couple of people (with respected palates) at the tasting quite enjoyed the wine. Light green/gold in color. The nose has wet rocks, hay and plenty of plastic band-aid notes. Typically, that is a sign of a brettanomyces yeast infection. That is not always a bad thing, but it is a bit rare to be found in a white wine. On the palate, the plastic note continues along with a bitter grapefruit juice finish. I am curious if this was an off bottle or typical from the winery. It w
198 refers to the clone type that was used for this wine. 8.3% Alcohol. It is very much in the Spatlese style of Riesling and at a tasting, was my favorite wine. Pale, silvery gold in color. The nose is nice with petrol and minerals. It is curious why it shows petrol a such a young age but the wine is otherwise young and fresh. On the palate, this is sweet and approaches cloying but falls short of that. A pineapple juice quality to it. Enough acidity to carry it off. Long finish. This would be great with Thai or other spicy Asian cuisines. It is fairly priced and is likely to dri
Light golden in color. The nose has a crushed shell aspect to it along with some slight lemon peel. Interesting. On the palate, this is light bodied and a bit thin. It has a tart lemon candy aspect. A bit sweet and a bit sour. Short finish. It is solid and fairly priced. It will work with lighter foods and salads. Tasted as apart of my tasting group's exploration of this area, in general, the group liked this one a bit more than I did.