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2016 Empire Estate "Reserve" Riesling, Finger Lakes (NY)

Regular price $35.00
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2016 Empire Estate "Reserve" Riesling, Finger Lakes (NY)

Regular price $35.00
Unit price
per 
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Empire Estate is a collaboration between Kelby James Russell of Red Newt Cellars and Thomas Pastuszak, wine director of The Nomad Hotel in Manhattan. The Finger Lakes are emerging as an exciting new region for American viticulture. They are a four hour drive into upstate New York to get to some of the deepest lakes in the USA. These lakes are a moderating force for the climate in this northern region, keeping the temperatures mellow. I have always enjoyed the introductory offering from Empire, but this Reserve blew me away as a dead ringer for a high quality Alsatian style. This is the best dry Riesling I have tasted from the Finger Lakes to date. It is dialed in at 13.3% ABV and shows a faint botrytis character that lends a subtle honeyed complexity. Very well done. 

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