Empire Estate

Finger Lakes Dry Riesling

8.952 ratings
8.85 pro ratings
Finger Lakes, New York, USA
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.1

Agree with both @Tom Casagrande’s reviews. Clean and fresh. Really good.

Agree with both @Tom Casagrande’s reviews. Clean and fresh. Really good.

May 29th, 2022
MaJ CappS

Small amount of petrol in this nose.
Dry and sooo lovely and drinkable.
Peach pit, petrol laden medium bodied, great mouthfeel, and a crowd pleaser!

Small amount of petrol in this nose.
Dry and sooo lovely and drinkable.
Peach pit, petrol laden medium bodied, great mouthfeel, and a crowd pleaser!

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2021
Tom Casagrande

Very Mosel in style. Nose has pristine apple with a hint of barely ripe peach. Nice slatey minerality underneath. So pure smelling. Crisp and so balanced in the mouth, with fruit and cracked stones in equipoise. Dry and clean as a whistle on the finish. Nicely done.

Very Mosel in style. Nose has pristine apple with a hint of barely ripe peach. Nice slatey minerality underneath. So pure smelling. Crisp and so balanced in the mouth, with fruit and cracked stones in equipoise. Dry and clean as a whistle on the finish. Nicely done.

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2020
Erica Harrop

Excellent example of Riesling, peach citrus was so good with@our fondue Will search this one out.

Excellent example of Riesling, peach citrus was so good with@our fondue Will search this one out.

Mar 15th, 2021
Frank Kuo

Color of bubbly gold. Nose of gasoline, tropical fruits, ripe pineapple almost like pineapple jam, a bit nutty and crayon, some more gasoline, and a bit green apple. Nose is dense and fragrant. Taste follows the nose with addition of tinkling zest, nice long sweet and sour citrus, buttery feeling, some more pineapple. Taste is clean and refined. Aftertaste shows some more warmth. A little bit too light overall.

Color of bubbly gold. Nose of gasoline, tropical fruits, ripe pineapple almost like pineapple jam, a bit nutty and crayon, some more gasoline, and a bit green apple. Nose is dense and fragrant. Taste follows the nose with addition of tinkling zest, nice long sweet and sour citrus, buttery feeling, some more pineapple. Taste is clean and refined. Aftertaste shows some more warmth. A little bit too light overall.

Feb 13th, 2021
Mike

Delicious

Delicious

Nov 21st, 2020
Ray Vanderhoff

Another solid vintage of this consistent FLX Riesling. Minerals, chalk and just a touch of petrol on the nose. Granny Smith apple and a touch of peach (along with those stony mineral notes) on the pallet. Crisp with mouth watering acidity. Very “Mosel-like.” Never disappoints.

Another solid vintage of this consistent FLX Riesling. Minerals, chalk and just a touch of petrol on the nose. Granny Smith apple and a touch of peach (along with those stony mineral notes) on the pallet. Crisp with mouth watering acidity. Very “Mosel-like.” Never disappoints.

Nov 16th, 2020
Rachael Doob

Lots of petrol notes. Mineral and crisp acidity. Medium + body.

Lots of petrol notes. Mineral and crisp acidity. Medium + body.

Aug 30th, 2020
SMLphotography

My first Riesling from the Finger Lakes. Lemon, grapefruit, and green apple. Slate and minerals on the finish. High acid and very dry. Looking forward to trying more wines from this region.

My first Riesling from the Finger Lakes. Lemon, grapefruit, and green apple. Slate and minerals on the finish. High acid and very dry. Looking forward to trying more wines from this region.

Aug 9th, 2020
Matt C.

Dry, fruity, strong alcohol taste

Dry, fruity, strong alcohol taste

Jun 22nd, 2020