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Peconic Bay Winery Riesling North Fork 2010

Member Review by LennThompson:

It pours an extremely pale yellow with a subtle greenish tint. Floral aromas lead on the nose along with ripe pears and lemons. Secondary flavors of pineapple and even a little petrol add complexity and personality.On the palate, it is medium bodied and seems a bit bigger than previous vintages, with loads of ripe, juicy pear and citrus flavors balanced by tongue-tingling, minerally acidity. The clean, lingering finish is highlighted by a citrusy-floral note at the very end that invites sip after sip.

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Peconic Bay Winery:
The grapes, the progeny of the soil, are the key to any successful winer y. At Peconic Bay Winery, we have been entrusted with the care and nurturing of some of the oldest vines on the North Fork, a precious legacy. These fine assets, in the hands of individuals passionate about coaxing the best from the vine and the cellar, set the stage at our vineyard for the creation of premium varietal win... Read more
The grapes, the progeny of the soil, are the key to any successful winer y. At Peconic Bay Winery, we have been entrusted with the care and nurturing of some of the oldest vines on the North Fork, a precious legacy. These fine assets, in the hands of individuals passionate about coaxing the best from the vine and the cellar, set the stage at our vineyard for the creation of premium varietal wines. We are committed to making wines of distinction from rolling acres of vineyards, sloping gently down to the Peconic Bay and rising majestically up to the Long Island Sound, in this bucolic corner of heaven known as the North Fork. We hope to make the experience of tasting our wines enjoyable and memorable for both the connoisseur and those with a more casual appreciation of wine. We look forward to welcoming you at Peconic Bay Winery on the Main Road in Cutchogue. Our wines are the product of the soil and mild climate of Cutchogue, Long Island, the town with the most days of sunshine and the longest growing season in New York State. Read less

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Vintage: 2006 11/24/2008

It pours an extremely pale yellow with a subtle greenish tint. Floral aromas lead on the nose along with ripe pears and lemons. Secondary flavors of pineapple and even a little petrol add complexity and personality.On the palate, it is medium bodied and seems a bit bigger than previous vintages, with loads of ripe, juicy pear and citrus flavors balanced by tongue-tingling, minerally acidity. The clean, lingering finish is highlighted by a citrusy-floral note at the very end that invites sip after sip.


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Vintage: 2008 08/22/2010

The 2009 growing season was more challenging than most. Heavy rainfall throughout most of June yielded a poor fruit set and required more attention to detail in the vineyard. This wine represents an aromatic departure for the kind of fruit we're used to producing from this vineyard. It resembles the floral Rieslings produced on granitic soils in Alsace. Normally, the resultant wines from our vineyards are reminiscent of those grown on limestone soils in that they are focused and imbued with mineral and citrus aromas. This grape is truly a chameleon in the way it mimics its' terroir.


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Vintage: 2007 03/27/2010

This particular vintage is reminiscent of the Rieslings produced in the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer region of Germany. It possesses a narrow aroma profile that features floral notes with citrus and slate dominating the mid-palate.


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Vintage: 2006 07/24/2009

The 2006 growing season imbued this wine with an aromoatci character not seen in past vintages. The elements of this wine are the same attributes seen in the Rieslings that the granitic soils of France's Alsace region produce. The residual sugar in the wine resulting in arresting the fermentation by chilling the juice before dryness. This technique yields a higher level of the sugar fructose in the finished wine that enhances the mouthfeel and apparent sweetness.


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Vintage: 2005 04/07/2011

If you're looking for delicious Riesling within the boundaries of New York State, your best bet is the Finger Lakes Region. With its steel, well drained vineyards, cool growing season and deep, temperature-regulating lakes, the region is ideally suited to aromatic wines with bright acidity. BUT, that doesn't mean that other New York Rieslings can't be just as good. Only a handful of Long Island wineries bother with Riesling. Most prefer to focus on the easier-to-grow Chardonnay and, of course, the region's signature varieties Merlot and Cabernet Franc. One of the most consistent local Riesling producers is Peconic Bay Winery . Even though the style of Riesling changes sometimes from year to year, winemaker Greg Gove always manages to coax the best out of the grape. I enjoyed the 2004 bottling, with its straightforward citrus flavors and fresh acid tingle. But it was more a Riesling for the masses – a light and refreshing summer sipper. The recently released 2005 bottling, however... this is a Riesling for those who truly love the Riesling grape. 2005 was one of Long Island's warmest growing years ever. The result was extremely ripe, flavorful fruit. I was worried that local Rieslings would suffer from lack of acidity in this oddly hot vintage, but Gove took super-ripe fruit and made a well balanced and bigger-than-usual wine of unexpected strength. This is still a young wine – taut and somewhat restrained – but the nose still offers nice lemon-lime aromas accented by desirable hints of minerals and petrol. Light residual sugar is barely noticeable because of vibrant acidity that brings structure and focus to lime-dominated flavors. The best Rieslings have a tension to them – fruit and sweetness vs. acidity. That tension lives in this bottle! The winery recommends this wine with local shellfish, squid and white fish, but it's versatile enough to serve with most any fish, fowl or pork dish.



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