This Riesling is off-dry and complex with aromas of peach and quince in the nose, and flavors of apricot and tangerine on the palate. The palate is smooth, focused and voluptuous, leading to crisp, dry and ethereal finish. This wine has captured the quintessential personality of Finger Lakes Riesling. The Davis family has be farming grapes in Hector, NY for generations.
This Riesling comes from their vineyard on the east side of Seneca Lake, less than one mile from Red Newt Cellars. Exemplary attention in the vineyard yields fruit that is opulent, but focused. 2009 was an exceptional vintage for Riesling in the Finger Lakes, and marks the first year of Red Newt single vineyard bottlings of Riesling.
"Fine and high toned, this wine's sweet peach scents meld with hints of fusel and leafy herbs. The flavors are unexpectedly broad and hefty, with caramel sweetness and a sneaky acidity that gives the wine sinuous tension. Serve with Sichuan chicken."
Wine & Spirits
"Very focused and persistent, with excellent cut to the lime, chalk dust, slate and pippin apple flavors. A floral note weaves through the finish. This has the cut and drive to age a bit as well. Drink now through 2012."