Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A FEW WINE SPECTATOR HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FINGER LAKES



Shaw Vineyard and Tierce came up big with Mr. Molesworth in the October 31, 2008 issue of Wine Spectator, as did Lucas and Hunt Country. Congratulations to all...including Mr. Molesworth!



Shaw Vineyard Riesling Finger Lakes 2006 Score: 88 | $17
Tangy and fresh, with slate, green apple and fig notes that stay nervy through the nicely concentrated finish. Drink now. 250 cases made. —J.M.

Shaw Vineyard Riesling Finger Lakes Dry 2006 Score: 88 | $19
Good focus and drive, with a bracing edge to the lime, watermelon and green apple notes. Nice slatelike tang on the finish. Drink now. 200 cases made. —J.M.



Tierce Riesling Finger Lakes Dry 2006 88 $30
Shows some mature hints--fennel and anise--along with good underlying snap and additional apple and floral notes. Good length. Opens nicely in the glass. A joint effort from the winemakers at Anthony Road, Fox Run and Red Newt. Drink now through 2009. 200 cases made. –JM Country:
New York Region: Finger Lakes
Issue Date: Oct 31, 2008

Lucas Riesling Finger Lakes Semi-Dry 2007 85 $13
Medium-weight and off-dry in feel, but with good cut to the McIntosh and anise notes. Round, plump finish. Drink now. 730 cases made. –JM Country:
New York Region: Finger Lakes
Issue Date: Oct 31, 2008

Hunt Country Pinot Gris Finger Lakes 2007 84 $16
Fresh, with lemon zest and white peach notes on a bright, easy frame. Drink now. 862 cases made. –JM Country:
New York Region: Finger Lakes
Issue Date: Oct 31, 2008

Lucas
Riesling Finger Lakes Dry 2007 84 $13
Crisp, with good lime and green apple notes. Lean, but fresh and focused. Drink now. 410 cases made. –JM
New York Region: Finger Lakes
Issue Date: Oct 31, 2008