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YEAR'S BEST US RIESLINGS
520458

92 | Hermann J. Wiemer

$29

2018 Seneca Lake Reserve Dry Riesling ^
Flinty and green at first, this leads with scents
of lime and green apple, high toned but not
too tart. The flavors are supple and rich, with
a texture that has some give, and yet the acidity is the lasting impression, leaving a mild
spiciness that suggests a pairing with Thai
yellow curry. (800 cases) § -P.J.C.
520424

92 | Ventosa Vineyards

$19

FINGER L AKES AVA
520174

93 | Atwater Estate

$18

2015 Finger Lakes Riesling (Best Buy) ^
Made from riesling with 16 percent vidal
added, this is impressive in its concentration and focused sweetness, the flavors
fleshy, pure and bright. Age has taken those
flavors in a warm, nougat-y pineapple direction, calm and golden, and it carries them
with remarkable length. (316 cases) § -P.J.C.

2017 Seneca Lake Semi Dry Riesling (Best
Buy) ^ This wine starts out floral, with scents
of fruit blossom and peach, then dips into the
tropical, allowing it a lovely breadth of flavor.
Its juicy, rich texture makes it a match for a
Thai green curry. (431 cases) § -P.J.C.
520169

90 | Bellangelo

$20

2018 Seneca Lake Gibson Vineyard Riesling (Best Buy) ^ Wheaty and bright, this has
an apple-and-lemon briskness to the aromas, while the flavors are more tropical, with
peach and mango accents on a grippy phenolic finish. Let it settle in the bottle before
pouring with something like sea bass and
salsa. (100 cases) § -P.J.C.
517097

90 | Hermann J. Wiemer

$39

90 | Ventosa Vineyards

$19

2017 Seneca Lake HJW Vineyard Riesling ^
Bright and fresh, this riesling from Wiemer's
oldest vineyard, planted in 1976, leads with
salted apple scents against a mineral background. The flavors broaden with air, framed
by an appealing dustiness. Still a ways from
peak expression. Cellar. (W&S 8/19; 530
cases) § -P.J.C.
520425
2017 Seneca Lake Semi-Sweet Riesling
(Best Buy) ^ This posh white is clean and
composed, as rich, almost, as chardonnay,
with a baked-apple concentration and fleshy
texture that finishes clean and tense. For
poached chicken. (479 cases) § -P.J.C.
520171

88 | Bellangelo

$16

2018 Seneca Lake Dry Riesling (Best Buy) ^
Round apple and pear scents give way to a
plump, broad set of flavors. The wine is dry
but has the breadth for a rich Asian dish, like
khao soi noodles. (300 cases) § -P.J.C.

92 | Hazlitt 1852

$23

92 | Hunt Country

$18

92 | Keuka Spring

$17

2018 Finger Lakes Homestead Reserve
Riesling ^ This feels ripe, with its tarte-tatin
scents and lush, round apple flavors, and yet
a gritty, dry acidity frames the wine with a
tense delicacy. Ideal for lean sous-vide pork
loin. (190 cases) § -P.J.C.
520266

$20

2018 Seneca Lake Kashong Glen Vineyard
Riesling (Best Buy) ^ Toasty and saline, this
has a bread-crust scent, and flavors of lees
and guava. It's tropical and salty on the finish; pour with nasi goreng (Indonesian fried
rice). (100 cases) § -P.J.C.
520170

90 | Bellangelo

520355

520229

93 | Lamoreaux Landing

$24

2018 Finger Lakes Round Rock Vineyard
Riesling ^ Slatey and smoky at first go, this
exudes an umami character in its scents of
jasmine and wheat. There's faint citrus on the
palate, but it's more of a feel, with a beautiful
transparency and drive bringing to mind a
rainwater freshness, or spring water on slate.
Maximize that umami sensation by pairing
it with tonkatsu ramen. (230 cases) § -P.J.C.
520157

92 | Boundary Breaks

$23

2018 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling ^ Surprisingly complex in its youth, this dry white
leads with scents of salt and lemon that
broadens with air. There's tension in its
spine, lifted and racy, the fruit leaning more
toward pear or quince. For razor clams.
(2,200 cases) § -P.J.C.

2018 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling (Best
Buy) ^ Complex and attractive notes of lees
and minerals give this wine's green-apple
and pear flavors shape and length. It feels
as though it's lined with a fine slatey dust.
Mouthwatering; for a vegetable tagine. (208
cases) § -P.J.C.
520235
2018 Finger Lakes Semi-Sweet Riesling
(Best Buy) ^ This feels more semi-dry than
semi-sweet despite its deep, fleshy peach,
apricot and orange flavors. But the wine
remains bright and balanced, thanks to a
backbone of acidity that calls for Sichuan
pork. (209 cases) § -P.J.C.

520225
520159

92 | Fox Run

$18

2018 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling (Best Buy) ^
Impressive in its tension and complexity, this
wine feels ripe and broad in its dry pineapple
flavors, yet the texture is as tight as an unripe
lemon. Taut and powerful, with a finish of
white peach and crisp apple, this is a spätlese
trocken style for trout. (1,261 cases) § -P.J.C.

92 | Lamoreaux Landing

$24

92 | Red Newt

$42

2018 Finger Lakes Red Oak Vineyard Riesling ^ Scents of apple and lemon oil lead in
this finessed riesling. Its flavors are broad and
pear-like, with a pulsing acidity that keeps
the wine on point. (232 cases) § -P.J.C.
518390
2016 Finger Lakes The Knoll Lahoma
Vineyards Riesling ^ The Knoll is a small
rise above this Seneca Lake vineyard that
typically produces some of Red Newt's most
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