Empire Estate

Finger Lakes Dry Riesling

9.18 ratings
9.24 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
Tom Casagrande

Nice job for a tough year. This is a blue collar Riesling. Dark brass color, earthy nose, with loads of petrol-like minerality and lots of dried apricot. Intense and relatively weighty in the mouth, it packs a good initial wallop of minerality, with a bit of fruit, in a bone dry framework. Good acids. Persistence on the finish is lacking a bit, but otherwise lots of character.I agree with a prior tasting note I saw that this — surprisingly for a young wine — tastes like a well-aged Spatlese Trocken.

Nice job for a tough year. This is a blue collar Riesling. Dark brass color, earthy nose, with loads of petrol-like minerality and lots of dried apricot. Intense and relatively weighty in the mouth, it packs a good initial wallop of minerality, with a bit of fruit, in a bone dry framework. Good acids. Persistence on the finish is lacking a bit, but otherwise lots of character.I agree with a prior tasting note I saw that this — surprisingly for a young wine — tastes like a well-aged Spatlese Trocken.

Nov 12th, 2021
Gregory Fulchiero

Dead ringer for an aged (10+ yo) spätlese trocken Riesling. Dried Apricot, peach, mango and petrol. Wow.

Dead ringer for an aged (10+ yo) spätlese trocken Riesling. Dried Apricot, peach, mango and petrol. Wow.

1 person found it helpfulNov 9th, 2021
Max Gottesfeld

Drinks like a dry late harvest. It’s pretty amazing.

Drinks like a dry late harvest. It’s pretty amazing.

1 person found it helpfulNov 9th, 2021
Iwan

I’ve had EE Riesling before in the past, but didn’t appreciate it as much as I did now. Fragrant on the nose, with some fruit and some mineral. On the palate, a lovely mouth feel with very balanced acidity. Almost tastes Alsatian. Nicely done.

I’ve had EE Riesling before in the past, but didn’t appreciate it as much as I did now. Fragrant on the nose, with some fruit and some mineral. On the palate, a lovely mouth feel with very balanced acidity. Almost tastes Alsatian. Nicely done.

Aug 17th, 2021
Sam Friedland

Very nice and pleasant. Tiny off dry,lemon and minerals 2016

Very nice and pleasant. Tiny off dry,lemon and minerals 2016

Mar 16th, 2018
Chris Harvey

Chris had this 19 days ago

Chris had this 19 days ago

Nov 13th, 2021
Chris Hailey

Chris had this 7 months ago

Chris had this 7 months ago

May 8th, 2021
Dan
9.0

Dan had this 4 years ago

Dan had this 4 years ago

Nov 16th, 2017