Red Newt Cellars Dry Riesling 2018 750ml
SKU: 15462

Red Newt Cellars Dry Riesling 2018

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Category White Wine
Origin United States, New York, Finger Lakes
Brand Red Newt Cellars
Alcohol/vol 12.6%
Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Dry Riesling was sourced from Lahoma Vineyard on Seneca Lake. It comes in with three grams per liter of residual sugar, 6.45 grams of total acidity and 12.6% alcohol. Winemaker Kelby Russell said that "in an infamous vintage, we found ourselves with an outlier-a Riesling vineyard that had few disease problems and managed to hang 2.5 weeks longer than any other Riesling site I know of in the region. Rather than triage picking in early October, we picked clean and golden fruit at the end of the month and handled it as per usual. And we decided to lean into it, rather than shy away from the prevailing narrative about the harvest, and bottle an improbably opulent and ripe dry Riesling from a terrible vintage."

January 20, 2022
Wine Spectator
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This late release shows some maturity now, with heather, creamed yellow apple, dried quince and lemon curd notes, though there's still good slate-edged tension holding the finish to keep things honest. Drink now through 2023. 2,266 cases made.

September 30, 2022
Wine Enthusiast
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Aromas of seared lemon, slate and blanched almond meet a bouquet of dried chamomile on the nose. The palate shows more fruit expressions by way of pressed yellow apple and quince, all wrapped in a slightly savory edge. There's delightful balance to the texture, with bright acidity matching the weight and intensity of the flavors.

October 1, 2022

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