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Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling Finger Lakes 2010

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

A lively wine with round, full notes of tangerine and other exotic fruits. A hint of acidity balances the wine perfectly. The finish has a pleasant, flinty lift. Great with hard cheeses or foie gras.

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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

External Reviews for Standing Stone Vineyards Riesling Finger Lakes

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

A lively wine with round, full notes of tangerine and other exotic fruits. A hint of acidity balances the wine perfectly. The finish has a pleasant, flinty lift. Great with hard cheeses or foie gras.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Subtle at first, but the plump notes of anise, fig and pear develop nicely and extend through the ripe, juicy finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

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
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

A leader in Finger Lakes Rieslings (and wines in general), Standing Stone offers a lovely white with aromas of white flowers, lemon and peach. The overall balance of fruit, citrus, spice and acid gives the wine a delicate but serious touch. On the finish, spice and lemon prevail. Great wine with a touch of playfulness.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Plump and forward, with fig, anise and lime flavors followed by a ripe, juicy finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Ripe, exotic fruits and appealing acidity make this white juicy and irresistible. Big peach, apricot and star fruit flavors lead up to an intense and elegant finish. Simple, straightforward and delicious is the easiest way to describe this wine; try it with cheesecake topped by fresh berries.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

While walking around either of the Premier Group stores is it is easy to be seduced by wine from exotic locales from around the world and to overlook the quality wines being produced nearby in Southern Ontario and the Finger Lakes. Standing Stone is one of the new, up-and-coming Finger Lakes wineries, and their 1997 Riesling shows off-dry apricot, peach, and honey flavors balanced by brisk acidity. Enjoy this wine on its own or with oriental or spicy foods.


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