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Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Lots of dried fruit on the nose here lends this a rather toffee note with dusty dried floral tones and a hint of quince paste. This is very bright with huge acids throwing down on the modest sweetness. Raw and a bit untamed, there’s plenty of pithy fruit here along with under-ripe apricot and some fine suggestions of river stones on the back end before this body slams your tongue on the finish with the acidity. The finish is long and shows some sweet tea character. A lot going on, possibly too much for some folks but I give this an A for effort. 86pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065221,119
3.00 5
07/09/2012

Lots of dried fruit on the nose here lends this a rather toffee note with dusty dried floral tones and a hint of quince paste. This is very bright with huge acids throwing down on the modest sweetness. Raw and a bit untamed, there’s plenty of pithy fruit here along with under-ripe apricot and some fine suggestions of river stones on the back end before this body slams your tongue on the finish with the acidity. The finish is long and shows some sweet tea character. A lot going on, possibly too much for some folks but I give this an A for effort. 86pts


External Reviews for Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/08/2013

Clean and lively with just the right amount of acidity, this wine is bursting with tangerine and pineapple notes. It has a nice flinty finish. I love that it's off-dry (1.5% residual sugar), making it mouthwatering yet pleasantly refreshing. I absolutely love this wine paired with chicken kabobs on the grill during the summer.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/08/2013

From old-vine Riesling vineyards planted in 1972, this medium-dry wine is a perennial favorite of consumers and critics alike. Complex flavors of candied lime, pear and fig with hints of fennel and flint on the finish make one beg for another sip.



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