Producer: Weis Vineyards
Region: Finger Lakes AVA
Blend: 100% riesling
ABV: 12%
Price: $18*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Weis Vineyards 2017 Dry Riesling

Weis Vineyards 2017 Dry Riesling

91 points

As the price of Finger Lakes riesling continues to rise, it's great to find this classic, delicious dry Finger Lakes riesling priced at $18.

Peach aromas are joined by pretty citrus blossoms floral qualities and a little lime zest on what is truly a classic Finger Lakes dry riesling nose.

As I've written several times over the years, some Finger Lakes dry riesling ends up being little more than lemon water with some alcohol. Not so here, where there is nice intensity of flavor and concentration to the peach, lime and mandarin orange fruit flavors with notes of green tea and bee pollen. Fresh and light on its feet, it shows nice focus and a long, peach-dominant finish.

About Author

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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