* Review sample provided by the winery
Keuka Lake Vineyards 2017 "Falling Man Vineyard" Dry Riesling
Keuka Lake Vineyards' Falling Man Vineyard consistently produces rieslings of a character and deliciousness all their own. It is one of the more distinctive vineyards in the region – and yet it doesn't get the same amount of press as other better-marketed sites.
Sunny and fresh, the nose smells of spring flowers and limoncello with a nose of fresh-cut apples and pears.
Dry and snappy, the lighter-bodied palate is crisp edging on tart, but this isn't lemon water riesling. There is excellent concentration to green apple, citrus, and barely-ripe peach fruit flavors – all wrapped up in brisk, nicely incorporated acidity. The finish is long, fresh, and focused with lemon zest and even a little lemon pith at the very end. That slightly tart edge enhances rather than detracts from the overall feel.
This is a terrific example of what Finger Lakes dry riesling can be when grown in the right place by the right people and made with care by the right winemaker.