Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes

Dr. Konstantin Frank

Margrit Finger Lakes Dry Riesling 2014

Nose has washed lime, dried pineapple, wet river pebbles, citrus blossom, neutral oak barrel and dried Clementine peel.

Palate has candied lemon, grapefruit pith, dry clay-based soil, tangerine juice and moist gravel (crusher-run). Quite round on the palate, rich and enjoyable. Finish runs under a minute. Decanted +60m.

Likely a good life for this bottle, easily held in proper storage until 2028+.

Purchased at the winery in Nov. 2016, $31.

This Riesling is from estate plantings (2008) on Seneca Lake.

Day 4 Update: Nose has dried Clementine peel, cut lemon, chalk and under-ripe peach. Palate has ripe peach, orange zest and tart orange minus the citric acid. Quite fun, it's really drinking great now. Moving from 9.1 to 9.2.

@Delectable Wine Would you please drop the 'Finger Lakes' language out of the wine name please? That info is already listed in the more detailed location information, thanks.
— 19 days ago

Clive, David and 34 others liked this

Silver Thread

Doyle Fournier Vineyard Riesling 2015

Wow. Bottle age made a nice difference. This could compete toe to toe with any producer from any region. Just a truly classic Riesling. Sharp, bright, pure. Nice petrol nose. Tons of acid and minerals, good fruit. Very long finish. — a month ago

Romain, Hermes and 2 others liked this

Liten Buffel

Hear the Drums Echoing The Vineyard Chardonnay

Pleasant surprise - velvety smooth with a touch of tartness for this finish. — 5 days ago

Dr. Konstantin Frank

Eugenia Dry Riesling 2014

Pale straw color in the glass.

Nose has fresh lime pith, warmed peach, peppermint candy, recently crushed slate, tart green apple peel, (light) petrol and citrus blossom.

Palate has crushed limestone, slate powder, orange pith, under-ripe peach, warmed green apple and slight pineapple core. Quite dry on the finish, runs a full minute plus, fun salty traits. Decanted +60m.

Likely a long life for this bottle, easily held in proper storage until 2030+.

Purchased at the winery in Nov. 2016, $27.

Winery Note:
This Riesling is made with grapes grown in “block 3”, the oldest (1968 plantings), steepest and most shale-laden section of the winery’s estate vineyard on Keuka Lake.

Day 4 Update: Nose has dried lemon peel, cut peach and dried pineapple, sweetened. Palate has fresh cut orange, fresh pineapple and a mild chalky finish. Fun evolution.
— 19 days ago

Clive, David and 26 others liked this


Seneca Lake Chardonnay 2017

Jeremy Shanker

Promising NY Chardonnay. Light and flinty style. — a month ago

Daniel P., Randy and 6 others liked this

Hermann J. Wiemer

Magdalena Vineyard Riesling 2014

Honey, gardenia and peach nose. Slightly sweet, high acid, somewhat viscous palate due to sugar. Manages to maintain balance with some minerality/salinity. Ripe and refreshing at the same time. — 19 days ago

Patrick McKee
with Patrick

Keuka Lake Vineyards

Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc 2017

Lots of flavor, green pepper, sharp acidity. Overpowered our food a bit but enjoyable to drink on its own. — 12 days ago


Estate Red Finger Lakes Cayuga Lake

Great! Not so sweet but still very yummy, a little sharp. — 24 days ago