Dry, Expressive, Terroir-driven Finger Lakes Wines
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Ravines Dry Riesling is a unique and elegant expression of the Finger Lakes terroir. The bouquet of the wine is delicate with intricate aromas of white flowers mingled with pear, apple and citrus. There is vibrant acidity through the mid-palate and a lingering mineral finish. 90 points Wine Advocate and a Food & Wine 2020 Top Riesling.
The NY Times’ Eric Asimov described a previous vintage of this wine as the “Best American Riesling I’ve ever tasted.” An expressive and vibrant wine from the old vines and sloping limestone soils of the famous Argetsinger Vineyard on the southeastern edge of Seneca Lake. 92 Points - Wine Spectator, 91+ points - Wine Advocate, both rated in June, 2021
Large format 1500ml bottles are great for gatherings and also allow extended cellar aging. Written up as a wine to try in the New York Times in April of 2021 by wine columnist Eric Asimov!
"The Finger Lakes is the best source for riesling in the United States. Of all the Finger Lakes rieslings I know and like, I can’t think of a better one than the Ravines Argetsinger Vineyard cuvée. This is not the only riesling made by the husband-and-wife team of Morten and Lisa Hallgren. Their basic dry riesling, at $18 or so, is a great deal. But the limestone slope of the Argetsinger Vineyard, on the southeastern shore of Seneca Lake, produces grapes with extra length, depth and resonance. If you can find a bottle, treat yourself."
For the first time ever, Ravines has produced a single vineyard Riesling from our Estate, 16 Falls Vineyard. A gently sloping site with great afternoon sun exposure that sits next to the deepest waters of Seneca Lake, this Dry Riesling is lively, subtle and fresh with lingering mineral, apricot and lime. 92 points Wine & Spirits, 91 points Decanter.
After the success of the inaugural vintage, the Field Notes Blanc is back! A blend of Gewurztraminer, Valvin Muscat and Riesling, this fresh, crisp, summer white is juicy with lively acidity and a dry finish. The Gewurztraminer and Valvin Muscat provide an array of aromatics, while the riesling completes the fresh and lingering finish.
From the widely acclaimed 2016 vintage, this unoaked, mineral-driven chardonnay is 100% from the Argetsginer Vineyard and from vines planted in the 1980s. It is fresh, vibrant, juicy and with a wonderful, layered texture. We purposefully bottle age this Chardonnay for multiple years after it spends lengthy time on the lees, as patience brings out nuances in this unique representation that will age gracefully for another decade or more.
A dynamic chardonnay, bursting with baked apples, lemon zest and cloves. Restrained use of French oak, creamy textural components and a saline minerality provides lovely precision and balance along a lengthy, energetic finish. 92 points Decanter, 90 points Wine Advocate.
Dyanmic aromatics of asian pear, mango and sweet spices jump from the glass. Quintessential balance is paramount to the this wines fresh and vibrant mouthfeel. The acidity is fully integrated for such a young wine, providing verve and staying power on the dry finish.
The 2020 rosé, made from 100% Pinot Noir off of the Argetsinger Vineyard's limestone soils is a show-stopper. Elegant, translucent pink in color, the wine exhibits white fruits, fresh rose petals, lemon zest and mineral notes. Mouthwatering acidity and layers of bright red fruit provide a balanced and complex finish. 90 points, Wine Advocate
A cool climate, old-world styled Pinot Noir that has delicacy and nuance, combining crunchy red fruit, earthiness, bright acidity and moderate alcohol. 91 points Decanter.