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2019 Hillick & Hobbs Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes

Regular price $37.00
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2019 Hillick & Hobbs Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes

Regular price $37.00
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per 
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PAUL HOBBS MAKES A STATEMENT WITH NEW FINGER LAKES RIESLING
Many of you will know Paul Hobbs from his famous 100 point-scoring Cabernet Sauvignon's and his classic Sonoma Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. What you likely won't know though is that Paul Hobbs has a handful of global projects that extend around the world: Crocus in Cahors, Viña Cobos in Mendoza, Yacoubian-Hobbs in Armenia, and Alvaredos-Hobbs in Spain's Galicia. You also might not know that Paul is from Rochester, NY, and that the first vines he ever tended were at Herman J. Wiemer in the Finger Lakes region. Paul's always dreamed of being a benchmark estate in this region and being able to grow great Riesling and now we have it. After years of working to blast through the dense slate soils of this 55 degree slope along Seneca Lake's Southeastern shores, this vineyard is finally online and we are getting early access to its first commercial release ever, the 2019 vintage. Seneca Lake as the largest lake in New York state, creates a moderating warming effect on this marginal climate and allows for some truly exciting new wine styles. This inaugural release is like a lovechild of an Alsatian Riesling and a German style.  The wine is bone dry. You can taste the sunshine with its ripe peaches, candied citrus, and apricots, but its balanced by a 3.0 pH, which is a fresh acidity that would be more at home in the Germany's Mosel than in  the New World. The slate minerality seeps through in the form of salty, stony undertones. This is a statement piece for New York's potential in the Riesling world, and this bottling is immediately a contender for best in the region. We feel confident saying this is the most serious example of the Finger Lakes style we have tried in a long time.

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