Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ravines Finger Lakes 2010 Dry Riesling

Ravines Finger Lakes 2010 Dry Riesling, $17.99-$19.99, 90 points, is going geographically from the No. West to the No. East, from sweet to dry in style.
Ravines begins with a darker more brassy color than the Columbia Winery Riesling, has a more stony aroma with the slightest hints of sandalwood and citrus.
The texture is lighter, but not unsubstantial, and carries good acidity, better with fish than the sweeter Riesling.
Teasing-out the flavors is a bit more complicated, but the concept of "mineral-ality" is striking, and is followed with the slightest hints of grapefruit and pear which carry onto the fair finish with some ginger spice.
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  1. I wish I could find some of these NY wines in Colorado!

  2. Nick, I'm only about 400 miles east of this area in NY, but I've seen maybe only 3 NY winery's offerings.
    Since it has been said that Riesling expresses the terroir better than any wine, it would be interesting for you to find some of these; I believe that Ravines is one of NY's better wineries, and I'm looking forward to tasting their Cab-Sauv.