Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling Finger Lakes 2006

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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.

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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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Member Reviews for Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling Finger Lakes

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Snooth User: ylyada
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3.00 5
05/02/2009

dry, citrus, spicy


External Reviews for Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling Finger Lakes

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Tom & Marti Macinski have owned Standing Stone Vineyards since 1991 and have taken great pride in that the small Riesling vineyard they had was planted by the late industry icons Charles Fournier and his associate, Champagne master Guy DeVaux. That vineyard has always produced a stellar wine, and over time Tom and Marti learned that the kind of yeast they used could make a major difference in the aromatics of the wine. In their 14th harvest in 2006, Tom and Marti had a smaller-than-average crop because of some ratty winter weather, so they decided to go commercial with a yeast that they had discovered being tested experimentally at Cornell University’s agricultural station. Called RHST, the yeast (an isolate from Alsace) tends to generate a lot of tropical and spicy aromas. It is one of the yeasts associated with freeing up of exotic terpenes.A portion of the 2006 Riesling was fermented with the reliable Epernay II yeast and part with RHST. The resulting lot of RHST-fermented wine was far more fascinating. The two lots were blended together to make a dramatic wine that is far more distinctive than Standing Stone’s earlier Rieslings. The Macinskis considered releasing two separate Rieslings, one more traditional and one entirely from RHST, but “commercially this year it really wasn’t viable. We only made 1,000 cases, about half our normal amount.”The 2006 wine was finished with a residual sugar of 2.1%, but the final 3.0 pH means that the wine finishes dry on the palate. “We try not to make wine by the numbers,” said Marti, “but that means we have to taste it and keep tasting it as we’re making it to make sure the wine has the right acid balance.” Added Marti, “A lot of people had serious problems with sour rot in 2006, but we harvested just before the rains and we think the wine came out wonderfully.”


External Review
Source: kybecca
07/02/2008

A Finger Lakes, New York Riesling with a touch of sweetness, and lots of flavor.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling 2006 750ML



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.

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