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. This is a new release for 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."
The White Springs Vineyard is a unique site with protected slopes of limestone soil. This Riesling is an elegant, dry style with delicate aromatics, distinct minerality and vibrant acidity. 92 points Decanter, 91points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 92 points Vinous Media, 91 points from Wine & Spirits Magazine and 90 points from Wine Spectator.
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.
An unoaked, mineral-driven Chardonnay from the Argetsinger Vineyard. 90 points from Wine Advocate.
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.
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.
This rosé made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, off of limestone soils is lively, floral and delicate. 90 points Wine Advocate, VinePair Top 9 Thanksgiving Wines for 2020.
A cool climate, old-world styled Pinot Noir that has delicacy and nuance, combining crunchy red fruit, earthiness, bright acidity and lower alcohol. 91 points Decanter.