Hillick and Hobbs Estate Vineyard Riesling 2019 Front Label
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Hillick and Hobbs Estate Vineyard Riesling 2019

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  • WS90
750ML / 12.5% ABV
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750ML / 12.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The inaugural vintage from our steep-sloped estate presents a delicate bouquet of spring white flowers and tangerine peel mingled with accents of wet slate. Elegant and inviting on the palate, crisp pear and lime zest highlights are underscored by bright acidity and lingering mineral notes that seamlessly glide into a clean and vibrant finish.

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JS 94
James Suckling

Such an expressive nose of white peaches, nectarines, mandarin oranges, white flowers and vanilla. Grows with each swirl of the glass. Intensely mineral and racy palate that feels lighter than it is, because it’s so precise and vibrant, the lime and mineral freshness making the long. dry finish mouthwatering. The first release from David and Paul Hobbs’ riesling project in the Finger Lakes.

WW 92
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The 2019 Hillick & Hobbs Dry Riesling is a significant wine category currently not in the consumer's sweet spot. This wine is crisp, dry, and beautifully balanced. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits attractive aromas and flavors of tart apple, chalk, and a hint of flowers. Serve it with lightly-breaded, stir-fried Petrale sole. (Tasted: June 20, 2021, San Francisco, CA)
WS 90
Wine Spectator
A fresh, high-pitched style, with pippin apple, fennel and lime pith notes backed by a twinge of slate on the finish. An understated style, but with purity and latent length, showing a sense of precision. Drink now through 2024.
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Paying tribute to his upbringing on his family’s farm in upstate New York, Paul Hobbs’ newest estate overlooking Seneca Lake is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in this nascent winegrowing region.
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As the most historic wine-producing region in New York state, winemaking in the Finger Lakes area dates back to the 1820s and today as a region, accounts for 90% of the state’s total wine production.

Its narrow and deep lakes created by the movement of Ice Age glaciers create an environment similar to the classic Riesling-loving regions of Europe, namely Germany and Austria. The Finger Lakes retain summer heat that incidentally warms up cold winter air, making it fall down from the lakes’ steep slopes. When spring comes, the lakes, already cooled by cold winter weather, stave off vine budding until the danger of frost has subsided. The main lakes of the zone, that is those big enough to moderate the climate in this way, are the focal points of prime vineyard areas. They include Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca and Cayuga.

While Riesling has fueled most of the region’s success, today Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc enjoy some attention.

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Riesling possesses a remarkable ability to reflect the character of wherever it is grown while still maintaining its identity. A regal variety of incredible purity and precision, this versatile grape can be just as enjoyable dry or sweet, young or old, still or sparkling and can age longer than nearly any other white variety. Somm Secret—Given how difficult it is to discern the level of sweetness in a Riesling from the label, here are some clues to find the dry ones. First, look for the world “trocken.” (“Halbtrocken” or “feinherb” mean off-dry.) Also a higher abv usually indicates a drier Riesling.

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