Sheldrake Point Finger Lakes Dry Riesling 2010 Front Label
Sheldrake Point Finger Lakes Dry Riesling 2010 Front Label

Sheldrake Point Finger Lakes Dry Riesling 2010

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750ML / 11.9% ABV
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750ML / 11.9% ABV

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Aromas of apricot, white peach and a hint of lemon. A round mouth feel, revealing flavors of apricot and citrus. Dry, fresh and compelling.

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Fresh and bright, with forward flavors of grilled peach and apple, this ripe white has a pleasing weight that suggests it's still wending its way to greater balance. Cellar and serve with grilled tilapia.
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Sheldrake Point Winery produces distinctive estate wines that showcase the quality of the winery's Finger Lakes vineyard. Each of the estate wines is crafted to take advantage of the flavor and character of the grapes grown on our 44-acre site overlooking Cayuga Lake. The winery has two tasting rooms, providing beautiful, welcoming spaces in which to enjoy wine and conversation.
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Increasingly garnering widespread and well-deserved attention, New York ranks third in wine production in the United States (after California and Washington). Divided into six AVAs—the Finger Lakes, Lake Erie, Hudson River, Long Island, Champlain Valley of New York and the Niagara Escarpment, which crosses over into Michigan as well as Ontario, Canada—the state experiences varied climates, but in general summers are warm and humid while winters are very cold and can carry the risk of frost well into the growing season.

The Finger Lakes region has long been responsible for some of the country’s finest Riesling, and is gaining traction with elegant, light-bodied Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. Experimentation with cold-hardy European varieties is common, and recent years have seen the successful planting of grapes like Grüner Veltliner and Saperavi (from the Eastern European country of Georgia). Long Island, on the other hand, has a more maritime climate influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, and shares some viticultural characteristics with Bordeaux. Accordingly, the best wines here are made from Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Niagara Escarpment is responsible for excellent ice wines, usually made from the hybrid variety, Vidal.

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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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