Forge Cellars

Les Allies Fingers Lakes Riesling

9.061 ratings
8.914 pro ratings
Finger Lakes, New York, USA
Riesling
Top Notes For
Stephen Mathews

Tons of apricot

Tons of apricot

Jan 14th, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.7

Aldehydic when first opened. Better a couple days later. Became more varietal.

Aldehydic when first opened. Better a couple days later. Became more varietal.

Sep 7th, 2018
Amy Rehagen

Full body and full of stone fruit. A touch more acid would be nice. Great with goat cheese!

Full body and full of stone fruit. A touch more acid would be nice. Great with goat cheese!

Feb 8th, 2018
Amy Rehagen

Funky, citrus, and tropical

Funky, citrus, and tropical

Apr 17th, 2017
Christine Havens

Another taught and racy Riesling from Forge Cellars. This time, the grapes are sourced from Les Alliés vineyard, which lies on the east side of Lake Seneca. The vines are planted in shale and gravelly loam, as such, the profile is lean and citrusy, with hints of lemon zest and pear, layered under wet shell and river rock. The use of large oak barrique is evident on the palate, lending depth and texture to tension. It's bracingly acidic and slightly oxidized, straight though to the finish. 0.3% RS 12.5% ABV | Sample

Another taught and racy Riesling from Forge Cellars. This time, the grapes are sourced from Les Alliés vineyard, which lies on the east side of Lake Seneca. The vines are planted in shale and gravelly loam, as such, the profile is lean and citrusy, with hints of lemon zest and pear, layered under wet shell and river rock. The use of large oak barrique is evident on the palate, lending depth and texture to tension. It's bracingly acidic and slightly oxidized, straight though to the finish. 0.3% RS 12.5% ABV | Sample

Mar 13th, 2016
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

6.8

Soft nose of honeysuckle, baked pears, subtle oak and slightly oxidized edge. Macon apple highlights the palate with serious tension on the acid side of things. Tastes like an unfinished wine at this point and a little disjointed. Rest of group was both surprised and disappointed. Drink now.

Soft nose of honeysuckle, baked pears, subtle oak and slightly oxidized edge. Macon apple highlights the palate with serious tension on the acid side of things. Tastes like an unfinished wine at this point and a little disjointed. Rest of group was both surprised and disappointed. Drink now.

Jan 2nd, 2015
David Spector

Wish there was a little less oak

Wish there was a little less oak

Mar 28th, 2014
Sarah Oettel

Spiced pear and honeysuckle.

Spiced pear and honeysuckle.

Apr 21st, 2020
Corey Critchfield

Beautiful, austere, delicate.

Beautiful, austere, delicate.

Jan 1st, 2019
John Zuzek

Beautiful dry, minerally, citrusydry Riesling from the Finger Lakes. Pay attention to Forge.

Beautiful dry, minerally, citrusydry Riesling from the Finger Lakes. Pay attention to Forge.

Aug 10th, 2018