Empire Estate Riesling Dry Reserve 2017 750ml
SKU 818627

Empire Estate Riesling Dry Reserve 2017

Finger Lakes - New York - United States

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Rated 94 by James Suckling
Impressive, complex aromas here: white flowers, jasmine, limes to guava and tangerines, as well as grapefruit and an array of crushed stony minerals. The palate has a scintillatingly long, fleshy and powerful feel, leading to an elegantly dry, flower and herb-tinged finish. Superb. Drink now.
Rated 91 by Wine Advocate
The 2017 Dry Riesling Reserve is unoaked and comes in at 13% alcohol. Very dry on paper (one gram of sugar versus over six of total acidity), this is nonetheless perfectly balanced on all fronts with big fruit. First, it will by no means strike you as austere. It is full-bodied on opening. Then, it adds more intensity of both structure and flavor while remaining amazingly clean, friendly and bright. Secondly, the fruit is gorgeous, lush and just bursting with flavor. The first impressions are awfully good ones, if rather surprising ones. I expected more intensity, less fruit.

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Region: New York

Whilst not as well known as certain other United States wine regions, the wines of New York state have plenty to offer, and are packed full of unique characteristics which are gaining popularity on both sides of the Atlantic. New York state enjoys a fine climate for the growing of certain Old World grape varietals – notably those from Germany and central France - and boasts a fine array of excellent hybrid grapes ideal for the cooler, damper weather the state receives. New York state also has a wine heritage which stretches back several hundred years, and certain regions within the area can be traced back to the original Dutch settlers from the 17th century. This mixture of history and innovation still effects the wine production which characterizes the region today, where you'll find traditional wine-making techniques sitting comfortably alongside modern technologies and palates.

Country: United States

The first European settlers to consider growing grapevines in the United States must have been delighted when they discovered the now famous wine regions within California, Oregon and elsewhere. Not even in the Old World are there such fertile valleys, made ideal for vine cultivation by the blazing sunshine, long, hot summers and oceanic breezes. As such, it comes as little surprise that today more than eighty-nine percent of United States wines are grown in the valleys and on the mountainsides of California, where arguably some of the finest produce in the world is found. However, American wine does not begin and end with California, and due to the vast size of the country and the incredible range of terrains and climates found within the United States, there is probably no other country on earth which produces such a massive diversity of wines. From ice wines in the northern states, to sparkling wines, aromatized wines, fortified wines, reds, whites, rosés and more, the United States has endless surprises in store for lovers of New World wines.