For the 2nd vintage in a row, Ravines has produced a single vineyard Riesling from our estate, 16 Falls Vineyard. 100% estate grown from our 16 Falls vineyard. A beautiful, secluded, sloping site with great afternoon sun exposure that sits next to the deepest waters of Seneca Lake. This 2nd straight single vineyard Dry Riesling is powerful, mineral driven and zippy. An age-worthy expression that melds lime, apricot and a floral bouquet.
Grown on shalestone soils, our vineyard is halfway up the eastern edge of Seneca Lake. In each vintage, Ravines attempts to produce complex, unique and delicious Dry Riesling wines by isolating and / or pulling from our different vineyard sites. In 2019, the 16 Falls vineyard Riesling exhibited exceptional qualities that merited a single vineyard bottling.
93 points Wine & Spirits Magazine:
“Where the Argetsinger Riesling beckons in its quiet firmness, Ravines’ 16 Falls, is younger, more assertive, racy and electric, with scents of lees, fusil, Thai pineapple and a hint of celery. The acidity on this wine is more of an overt driver, mouthwatering with taut inner tension for a Thai curry.” – PC, 8/1/21