Ravines Riesling Dry 2012
"Ravines Dry Riesling is a unique and elegant expression of the brilliant Finger Lakes terroir. The bouquet of the wine is delicate with intricate aromas of white flowers mingled with pear, apple and citrus notes followed by a lingering mineral finish and a vibrant acidity." -Winery
Ravines Wine Cellars is a boutique winery on the hillside of glacier-carved Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. We produce fine, dry European-style wines: wines with character, balance and a sense of place.
External Reviews for Ravines Riesling Dry
Shows good weight and drive, with Asian pear, fennel and Fuji apple notes carried by lively acidity. Delivers lots of cut on the finish. Drink now through 2015.
Historically, New York's Finger Lakes produced wines from native and hybrid grapes, but in the past decade, the region has undergone rapid growth and is focusing more on European vinifera varieties, predominantly Riesling. Ravines, founded by Morten Hallgren in 2000, made one of the best versions of the 2012 vintage, which had a warm, dry growing season. This wine includes grapes from the 16 Falls, Hobbit Hollow, White Springs and Argetsinger vineyards. 3,500 cases made.
Finger Lakes, New YorkRavines Dry Riesling is a white wine gem for those who appreciate the noble Riesling grape. Wine Spectator named this wine #33 of its Top 100 Wines of 2013, rating it 91 points! The New York Times cited it among 10 top dry Rieslings from the Finger Lakes in October 2013, calling it "clear, fresh and focused, with chalky mineral flavors." Ravines Wine Cellars sits on a hillside overlooking glacier-carved Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes of upstate New York. The region is known for producing fresh, vibrant, food-friendly wines, like this one! Ravines Dry Riesling is soft yellow-green in color with a beautiful nose of pear, apricot, apple, lime and fennel. Light-medium in body with a dry finish, the wine is beautifully balanced with lively acidity. It offers rich flavors of apricots, green apples, citrus and distinctive minerality. It was fermented in stainless steel, with no oak. This wine is elegant and refreshing with a long, clean finish.Enjoy Ravines Dry Riesling over the next 2-3 years with pan-fried trout, grilled shrimp, fried chicken, and spicy Thai dishes.