Sunday, February 15, 2009

April 2009 Issue of Wine Enthusiast Lauds Finger Lake Wines


Wine Enthusiast magazine Senior Editor Susan Kostrzewa recently graded out a number of Finger Lakes wines. I am not reprinting the reviews, you'll have to go to the newsstand yourself and get a copy of the April 2009 issue to read those, but here are some of the better scores. CONGRATS TO ALL THESE NEW YORK WINERIES!

PINOT GRIGIO/PINOT GRIS
87 Penguin Bay 2007 Pinot Grigio
(New York); $15.

86 Goose Watch 2007 Pinot Grigio
(Finger Lakes); $16.

86 Ravines 2007 Pinot Gris (Finger
Lakes); $NA.

RIESLING
87 Hermann J. Wiemer 2007 Reserve
Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes); $26.

85 Chateau Lafayette Reneau 2006
Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes); $15.

SAUVIGNON BLANC
87 Ravines 2007 Sauvignon Blanc
(Finger Lakes); $18

86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2007
Sauvignon Blanc (Finger Lakes);
$13

86 Macari 2007 No. 1 Sauvignon
Blanc (North Fork of Long Island);
$27

85 Shaw 2007 Sauvignon Blanc (Finger
Lakes); $18.

OTHER WHITE WINES
85 Dr. Konstantin Frank 2007 Rkatsiteli
(Finger Lakes); $18.

DESSERT WINES
87 Anthony Road 2007 Sweet Dream
Vignoles (Seneca Lake); $18/375
ml.

87 Castel Grisch 2007 Ice Wine Vidal
Blanc (Finger Lakes); $25/375 ml.
A great find. —S.K.

87 Lamoreaux Landing 2007 Estate
Bottled Vidal Ice (Finger Lakes);
$24/375 ml.

87 Treleaven 2007 Late Harvest Vignoles
(Finger Lakes); $23/375 ml.
Impressive and elegant...

86 Waters Crest 2006 Night Watch
Late Harvest Wine (North Fork of
Long Island); $45/375 ml.

85 Eagle Crest NV Solar Flare (Finger
Lakes); $14/375 ml.