100% Riesling from Finger Lakes, New York.
SRP of $13 and available for as low as $10. Sample submitted for review. 6,000 cases produced.
From the bottle:
"The Finger Lakes is North America's premier cool-climate winegrowing region. Riesling grapes thrive in the Finger Lakes, producing wines in styles that range from bold, dry and mineral to rich and sumptuous. "Circle" Riesling shows forward fruit flavors of tangerine and apricot with overtones of citrus and honeysuckle. Crisp and slightly sweet, it shows classic Finger Lakes Riesling style and sense of place. It is an exquisite addition to light fare of fruits and cheeses, and is a a pleasure to enjoy on its own.
Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro is committed to producing exceptional vinifera wines and creating innovative regional cuisine that express the personality and sense of place of Finger Lakes vineyards and communities.
We're big fans of Finger Lakes wines at The Reverse Wine Snob and first and foremost among those is Riesling. With 220,000 cases of Riesling produced in the area each year from over 115 different wineries there is a wide breadth of styles made here. Just checkout our Riesling Roundups from last year and the year before to get a small sampling. For those that are new to this region, today we are highlighting the perfect, well-rounded introduction to Finger Lakes Riesling.
The 2012 Red Newt Cellars Circle Riesling begins with a very pleasant aroma of apple, pear, honeysuckle, peach and lime. The wine tastes medium-sweet and exhibits similar flavors to the nose with a touch of added tropical fruit. It also has a wonderful racy texture and good acidity. It ends crisp with good length and lots of lingering honeyed pear and apple notes. Not only is this wine very easy to drink, but it's extremely flexible and will pair nicely with a wide range of foods including spicy dishes. Versatile, cheap and delicious -- what's not to love?
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.