Producer: Keuka Lake Vineyards
Region: Finger Lakes AVA
Vineyard Sources: 46% Atwater Vineyards, 40% Silvernail Vineyard (estate), 14% Turkey Run Vineyard (estate)
Blend: 100% Vignoles
ABV: 13.7%
Price: $14*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Keuka Lake Vineyards 2017 Dry Vignoles

Keuka Lake Vineyards 2017 Dry Vignoles

88 points

Long one of the top makers of dry Vignoles, Keuka Lake Vineyards and winemaker Staci Nugent have done it again with this 2017. The nose is redolent of pineapple, passionfruit and mango with just the most subtle honey/pollen note.

Those same honeyed tropical fruits take center stage on a brisk, balanced palate that hides the slightly higher ABV (13.7%) quite well. It's not overly complex, but it's fresh and refreshing.

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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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