Producer: Keuka Lake Vineyards
Region: Finger Lakes AVA
Vineyard Sources: Evergreen Lek Vineyard (estate)
Blend: 100% riesling
ABV: 12.2%
Price: $30*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Keuka Lake Vineyards 2017 Evergreen Lek Dry Riesling

91 points

A beautiful, expressive nose starts with lime and bergamot before showing hints of green apple and citrus blossom.

Feathery light – but not lacking in concentration or texture – the palate is driven by intense, pity citrus notes of lime and tangerine, with layers of jasmine and green apple skin bringing a nice bit of complexity. The finish is long and dry, with focus and freshness to spare.

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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