2016 Riesling "STV Estate Vineyard"-Library Selection

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2016 Riesling "STV Estate Vineyard"-Library Selection
2016 Riesling "STV Estate Vineyard"-Library Selection

Limited production– 130 cases originally produced; 30 case library re-release; limit 3 bottles per person

Tasting Notes: Elegant and layered after four years of bottle age, the 2016 shows layers of oily minerality, dried fruit, well-integrated acidity and a smooth finish.  Medium dry.

Accolades: 91 pts. Wine Advocate, 90 pts. Wine Spectator, Gold medal NY Wine Classic

Production notes

A single vineyard wine made from 100% estate grown Riesling from the shallow, shale-heavy soils of Silver Thread Vineyard.  Most of the grapes come from 30-year-old, low-yielding vines. A combination of hand- and machine-harvesting took place in stages between October 4-19, 2016.  2016 was an exceptionally dry year with persistent drought conditions.  Old vines with deep roots were able to find ground water and produce a ripe crop.

Vintage2016
AppellationSeneca Lake
Sugar1.0%
Acid7.9 g/L
PH2.92
Alcohol11.40%
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced130

Wine Advocate--91 points--"It shows slate, minerals and cement…elegant…very fine."--MS

Wine Spectator--90 points--"Ripe and tightly focused, with yellow apple, quince and peach flavors that race through, lined with honeysuckle and anise notes. The finish has a lingering mineral twinge."–JM

New York Wine & Food Classic Competition--Gold Medal--August 2017 in Watkins Glen,NY

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