Empire State 2017 Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes

Empire State 2017 Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes

91
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Outstanding Dry Riesling created by NoMad Somm Thomas Pastuszak.

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About Empire State 2017 Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes

Empire Estate was created by Sommelier Thomas Pastuszak to showcase an incredible winemaking region that we New Yorkers have right in our own backyard: The Finger Lakes. We crafted this wine to express the dry style of this dynamic grape - Riesling doesn't always have to be sweet! We hope you enjoy yet another one of the many reasons why we love New York.


The Wine Advocate said "The 2017 Dry Riesling is mostly unoaked, but about 5% was aged for six months in used French oak. It comes in very dry and at 12.4% alcohol. Showing fine concentration and rich fruit on opening, this rolls around the palate beautifully. You have to wait a while, until it airs out and warms up, before you find the underlying acidity you know is there. Then, it is bright and lively, the fruit and acidity balancing each other beautifully. It has unusual intensity of fruit flavor while remaining dry. The next day it is in perfect shape, impeccably balanced and gentle, with just a little acidic pop on the finish. That second impression was good but not nearly as good as the first impression. It had pretty much shed all the baby fat at that point, seeming a lot more typical and not nearly as interesting. It should continue developing for a couple of years and hold well for several more.


and Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 91 points saying "A well-honed mix of ripe peach and tangerine mix with underscores of white blossoms and slate. The palate is broadly concentrated in ripe fruit flavors of tart kumquat and passion fruit that are struck against a taut, astringent sensation. Persistent bursts of acidity keep this both succulent and tense, making the palate beg for more."

Wine Details

  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type White
  • Country United States
  • Region New York
  • Appellation Finger Lakes

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