Red Newt Cellars Davis Farms Vineyard Riesling 2009

Riesling from New York, Other US

Item No. 112084
  • white wine
  • W&S93
  • WS90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 11.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
93 Points

"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."
90 Points

Learn About Red Newt Cellars Map ItMap It

Red Newt Cellars wines are produced from Finger Lakes grapes sourced from our neighboring grape growers whom we have long term relationships. Vinification occurs here, underneath the Red Newt tasting room.

Learn About New York

The Big Grape Beyond the bustling, concrete jungle we call New York City, there lies an entire state that is primarily agricultural and rural. Viticulture has long been a practice in New York, with the production of high quality wine steadily growing over the past few decades. The New York State wine industry is diverse, with plantings that range from native American species to...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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