Finger Lakes, New York

Bloomer Creek Vineyard

Tanzen Dame Barrow Vineyard Reserve Dry Riesling 2017

Honey, oranges, mangoes, peaches. All the tropicals.

Ah man, Bloomer Creek just makes me happy. Every time I see their bottles at a retailer, I pretty much have to cop it. Today it was from Frankly Wines in TriBeCa.

Great selection and knowledge at this shop.

A little character in this one, reminding me a bit of an orange wine. Dry and got a nice minerality, but also a honeycomb sweetness and finally a bit of a zing (kind of like the herby citrusy crossover that pine needles have). I went on a guided hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Biologist guide pointed out all the things we could eat in the forest. And we did. No one got sick. My dad told long, unnecessary stories to the other troop members. Ah, simpler times.

This is a glass where you close your eyes, everything else melts away, and you enjoy the simplicity, the balance, the crisp sips.
— a day ago

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Ravines Wine Cellars

Two Gorges Merlot 2018

👃 Florist shop, lilac, freshly cracked black pepper, black raisin, blackberry, black cherry; 👅 Under-ripe blackberry, ripe black cherry, fresh fig, prune; Soft tannins and drinking great, really developing in the glass.

Corked pulled for slow oxygenation ~6H.

Paired with a slow roasted beef roast from our favorite local farm (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY).
— 21 days ago

Aravind, Lyle and 30 others liked this

Hermann J. Wiemer

HJW Bio Riesling 2017

Good balance of acidity, sweetness (very mild), and and fruitiness. Ripe peach on the nose but more nectarine on the palate. Not exceedingly exciting but good execution. — 5 days ago

Maren S
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Glenora Wine Cellars

Finger Lakes Gewürztraminer 2015

Questioned why I bought this before opening, but after the bottle was finished I remembered why!!

Gewurztraminer is very underrated. Wine was light gold color. Massive floral nose with white peaches and honey. Nice balance of acidity and sweetness. Quite lovely. Try it!
— 13 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
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Michael Walker

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Finger lakes?

Ravines Wine Cellars

Maximilien Finger Lakes Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Nicely balanced almost old world style Bordeaux blend. Nose has crisp cherry fruit, hint of violets, a little herbal wisp, and a well-judged modest oak note. Mouthfilling flavors but with a nice sense of lightness. Still some youthful tannin to resolve, which, together with the nice acids, augurs for a few more years in the cellar. — 20 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
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Severn Goodwin

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Yeah, needs time, this is the only red we buy in Mag from Morten & Lisa, good stuff with patience.
Tom Casagrande

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@Severn Goodwin - Thoroughly enjoyable now though too.

Ravines Wine Cellars

Argetsinger Vineyard Dry Riesling 2016

Cathy Corison

Tart and full-bodied at the same time. Lovely — 11 days ago

Lyle, Doug and 36 others liked this

Fjord Vineyards

Finger Lakes Riesling 2019

Apple juice and Sprite. Light, crisp, sparkly, and refreshing 😋 — 5 days ago

Josh, Neil and 2 others liked this

Forge Cellars

Leidenfrost Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Another wine from my mixed case of Finger Lakes wines. I’m really trying to get a sense of where the region is at right now in terms of quality and grape varietals. This single vineyard offering from Forge Cellars is definitely the best Pinot Noir I’ve had from the FLX region. It’s Burgundian in style with tart and tangy red fruits like raspberry and crabapple, baking spices, shale and freshly turned soil. You really get a sense of the terroir of the Liedenfrost Vineyard. The acid on this wine is medium plus, with medium body, finely grained tannins and a long elegant finish. Really beautiful wine. — 11 days ago

Fox Run Vineyards

Doyle Family Vineyard Chardonnay

Did a trip to the Finger lakes and after touring pretty much every single winery around lake Seneca, I kept going back to Fox Run for this wine. Also have ordered boxes to get delivered in MA. My favorite Chardonnay wine. — 7 days ago

Hermann J. Wiemer

Estate Grown Dry Riesling 2019

Aromatic, tropical fruit nose. Kiwi on the palate with just the tiniest hint of effervescence, very long acidity. Excellent balance. Food friendly, thinking some fatty white meats like pork. Drank on WFNP FLX Riesling Mini-Class. — 10 days ago

Maren S
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