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Sherry-Lehmann USD 12.95 750ml

Standing Stone Riesling Finger Lakes 2017

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"From vineyards located on the East Side of Seneca Lake, this bright wine has a balance of citrus and tree fruit, with a pointed, rich finish. Pairs with grilled salmon, grilled vegetables or creamy cheeses."- Winery Website

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Standing Stone Vineyards:
Family owned farm winery, producing Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Vidal Ice, and several bordeaux style red wines. Overlooking historic vineyards, with a delightful tasting room experience. In 1991, we purchased historic vineyards on the east side of Seneca Lake. A long line of venerable vintners spent years researching the quality of these lands. We followed in their footsteps by growing wines in... Read more
Family owned farm winery, producing Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Vidal Ice, and several bordeaux style red wines. Overlooking historic vineyards, with a delightful tasting room experience. In 1991, we purchased historic vineyards on the east side of Seneca Lake. A long line of venerable vintners spent years researching the quality of these lands. We followed in their footsteps by growing wines in the same historic vineyards that served Gold Seal Vineyards so well in the past. History became our best teacher, for conditions on the rolling hillsides above Seneca Lake proved ideal for growing and harvesting premium grapes and subsequently crafting heavenly wines. In just a few short years, our boutique winery began to make history with a prized selection of award-winning wines. Our wines continue to reap honors and critical acclaim on the wine circuit, but we've only just begun to show our potential. We plan to move into the history of the future, with the great vineyards of the world, bringing much deserved recognition to the new world-class wines of the Finger Lakes. From ripe, richly flavored grapes we produce premium wines - each year making slightly more wine which is better than the preceding vintage. Our first crush, in 1993, yielded only 800 cases, which was quickly discovered and sold out in just 12 short weeks. We now produce about 6500 cases, allowing us to bring wine to you in more locations. We always encourage you to visit the winery, drink in the view, and enjoy the current vintage. Tour our 30 plus acres of vineyards, expanding to 40 acres over the next few years. Learn how we carefully nurture the fruit of the vine through the fall and winter, and into summer, in a way that allows the best features of that fruit to show through in the finished wine. The wines are made and sold in renovated barns. The white wines are made in stainless steel tanks, allowing temperature control of fermentation and cellaring, and the red wines and Chardonnay are made in oak barrels - primarily American Oak. We spend many hours tasting the wines, both to follow their progress, and to assess the blends. We believe that the hands-on, vineyard based approach to our wines results in a superior wine finished in the bottle. You can tour our facility, often including a visit with someone from the winemaking team, and often including samples of the current vintage from barrels or tanks. Read less

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/26/2010

This was our Thanksgiving wine and it was splendid. Great pairing for white meat turkey as well as cranberry sauce. Some great wet rock as well as papaya on the finish. I'm sure it would go great with sushi as well.


Snooth User: sacredsky
79006164
2.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/08/2010

Underwhelming; bland. Too dry for my preference in a Riesling.


Snooth User: webturtle
43780345
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/15/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: hipwine
82297142
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/11/2009

It has the initial sweetness and round mouthfeel you might expect from a reisling, but it quickly goes to a crisp finish. Very refreshing; good wine for summer.


Snooth User: schmiddi
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/08/2009

took me a while to get over the region but once i opened the bottle and had my first sip i was pleasantly surprised. it was dry, crisp just right for a nice early spring evening. while not sweet, there is a bit of pineapple and green apple in there. overall a good buy, i will get a couple of more of this one.


Snooth User: ylyada
38396127
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 05/02/2009

dry, citrus, spicy


External Reviews for Standing Stone Riesling Finger Lakes

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Vintage: 2010 08/06/2012

Hints of underripe pineapple and green fennel add a clean, refreshing tone to juicy pink-grapefruit flavors on the palate of this medium-dry Riesling. Lemony acidity and a pleasantly bitter grapefruit-pith note give focus and edge on the finish.


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Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

The Finger Lakes region is recognized for world class Rieslings, and the Wine Spectator recognizes Standing Stonersquo;s Riesling as one of the best. Ripe apricot fruit, complemented by hints of pear and tropical flavors and floral aromas. With age in the bottle, this Riesling has developed great structure and balance that makes it the perfect accompaniment to a fine meal. Serve this wine with spicy Asian cuisine, or try it with baked ham.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 02/13/2012

A rounded, forward style, with good fennel and apple notes that are ripe for the vintage but a bit loose-knit on the finish. Drink now.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 10/24/2011

Classic Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling. While the residual sugar says "semi dry" many are fooled into believing it is dry. This wine is lively, with round, full notes of tangerine and other exotic fruits. A hint of acidity balances the wine perfectly. The finish is a pleasant, flinty lift. This wine is great with hard cheeses or chicken dishes. - Winery


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

Still very tight, with some CO2 still covering the blanched almond, floral, white peach and mineral notes. Therersquo;s nice crunchy acidity and solid length. Will need modest cellaring to open up fully. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

This Riesling from the Finger Lakes is perfect for drinking in the warm weather. Refreshing and light, it has delicate flavors of citrus and minerals. Pair this wine with a salad with baby greens, goat cheese, strawberries and balsamic vinaigrette.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Ripe and juicy, with a solid core of anise, melon and fig flavors backed by a mouthwatering McIntosh note on the finish. Drink now through 2009.


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"From vineyards located on the East Side of Seneca Lake, this bright wine has a balance of citrus and tree fruit, with a pointed, rich finish. Pairs with grilled salmon, grilled vegetables or creamy cheeses."- Winery Website

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