In a tasting of Finger Lakes Rieslings, this wine stood out because of its finesse and complexity.  It has a classic Riesling aroma of minerals shading into honeyed pear.  The flavor is somewhat crisp, layered and mineral, with citrus too. More tropical fruit and grapefruit appear as it warms in the glass. Medium finish, just barely off-dry. Pairs well with pork, lightly-smoked ham and other medium-light meats.  Highly recommended: 90 BSE

WHO: Red New Cellars
WHAT: Riesling
WHERE: Finger Lakes, New York State, United States
WHEN: 2011
HOW MUCH: $12 (media sample)

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Becky Sue Epstein

An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, Becky Sue's work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

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  1. Uwe Kristen

    I enjoyed Red Newt’s Sawmill Creek just as much, but the retail price is rather $22 than $12. Still a good deal.