Producer: Keuka Lake Vineyards
Region: Finger Lakes AVA
Vineyard Sources: Sunrise Hill Vineyard
Blend: 100% gewurztraminer
ABV: 12.3%
Price: $22*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Keuka Lake Vineyards 2018 "Sunrise Hill Vineyard" Gewurztraminer

85 points

Delicate aromas of day lily, just-ripe pineapple and lemon peel show a little minerality too in the form of rainwater.

Light bodied, but with a little bit of a slippery/glycerine mouthfeel, the palate is dry but just a bit dilute. Still, the citrus and floral flavors are fresh with nice acidity and a touch of lychee.

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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