Forge Cellars

Sunrise Hill Vineyard Riesling

8.921 ratings
9.13 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
Jordan Wardlaw

Unusually dense and luscious, even for Forge! Honey, apricot, pineapple, blood orange flavors all over the mid palate. Good balance of acid backbone and rounded contours on the finish. Very effusive and powerful wine.

Unusually dense and luscious, even for Forge! Honey, apricot, pineapple, blood orange flavors all over the mid palate. Good balance of acid backbone and rounded contours on the finish. Very effusive and powerful wine.

Jul 26th, 2021
Mike Gibbs

Landing their 2018 Classique as #31 on Wine Spectators best of 2020 list inspired me to open a 2018 of my own. This is the Sunrise Hill vineyard. They take dry riesling to another level. Aged in Neutral Oak with a natural fermentation. Perfectly balanced with a complex body and mouthfeel and a crisp albeit short finish that leaves you longing for more. Superb.

Landing their 2018 Classique as #31 on Wine Spectators best of 2020 list inspired me to open a 2018 of my own. This is the Sunrise Hill vineyard. They take dry riesling to another level. Aged in Neutral Oak with a natural fermentation. Perfectly balanced with a complex body and mouthfeel and a crisp albeit short finish that leaves you longing for more. Superb.

Dec 16th, 2020
Christine Havens

As with the other Forge Rieslings I've tried, the 2014 Sunrise Hill Vineyard is lithe and electric. it possesses tactile, nervy tension. The nose is somewhat reserved, though swirling reveals white flowers, lime zest, mint and a pinch of granulated honey. It feels very pure—at the core, a bracing, linear expression is accented by lemon pith, and Asian pear that slowly, ever so slowly, dwindles to a slightly chalky finish. Nice with fried oysters. 12.5% ABV | Sample

As with the other Forge Rieslings I've tried, the 2014 Sunrise Hill Vineyard is lithe and electric. it possesses tactile, nervy tension. The nose is somewhat reserved, though swirling reveals white flowers, lime zest, mint and a pinch of granulated honey. It feels very pure—at the core, a bracing, linear expression is accented by lemon pith, and Asian pear that slowly, ever so slowly, dwindles to a slightly chalky finish. Nice with fried oysters. 12.5% ABV | Sample

Jul 25th, 2016
Jim O’Gorman

Very nice. Unique. Full body. Refreshing

Very nice. Unique. Full body. Refreshing

Jan 27th, 2022
Jim O’Gorman

Very nice. Purchased during our wine tasting visit to Forge. Unlike most Resiling, this wine has more body and is very easy to drink! Paired with salmon, broccoli, sweet potato fries and steamed white rice. Perfect wine for the summer.

Very nice. Purchased during our wine tasting visit to Forge. Unlike most Resiling, this wine has more body and is very easy to drink! Paired with salmon, broccoli, sweet potato fries and steamed white rice. Perfect wine for the summer.

Jan 20th, 2022
Carter White

Focused, clean citrus fruit, supported by a minerality, a touch of honey, and penetrating acidity. Nice.

Focused, clean citrus fruit, supported by a minerality, a touch of honey, and penetrating acidity. Nice.

Dec 29th, 2021
Mary H
9.1

Southeast Seneca Lake. Honey and limoncello.

Southeast Seneca Lake. Honey and limoncello.

May 16th, 2021
Rob Iracane

Honeysuckle, nectarine, and menthol. Paired with spicy stir fried spring asparagus. Gonna cellar a bottle and report back later.

Honeysuckle, nectarine, and menthol. Paired with spicy stir fried spring asparagus. Gonna cellar a bottle and report back later.

Apr 24th, 2021
Jerry Raphael

Very good but could be a bit more crisp.

Very good but could be a bit more crisp.

Apr 28th, 2018
Brad Smith

Sunrise Hill Vineyard
Awesome stuff and bone dry.

Sunrise Hill Vineyard
Awesome stuff and bone dry.

Mar 3rd, 2016