Thursday, July 02, 2015

Finger Lakes Wines Scoring 90+ in Wine Enthusiast

Finger Lakes Wines Scoring 90+ recently in Wine Enthusiast. Go to for more details (Subscription required for some content).

92 Points: Shaw 2012 Road Block Reserve Riesling $25.  Steve Shaw continues to impress. For a detailed article on his winemaking style, see my article on him at

92 Points: Shaw 2009 Reserve Pinot Noir $30. If you enjoy dry red wines and are visiting the Finger Lakes, I recommend taking some time to visit Shaw.

91 Points: Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2013 Ice Wine Vidal Blanc $43. Hazlitt is much more than just Red Cat. They make many exceptional wines, as is the case here.

91 Points: Shaw 2007 Reserve Merlot $30. 4 years aging on the lees, classic Shaw.

90 Points: Kelby James Russell 2014 Nutt Road Vineyard Dry Rosé $16. This is a joint project from Red Newt Cellars and its winemaker Kelby James Russell that allows Kelby to showcase his own small batch wines.

90 Points: Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Semi Dry Riesling $15. Dr. Frank is the most consistent top Riesling producer in the region and still reasonably priced. I can't wait to read the new biography by Tom Russ on Konstantin Frank, one of my wine heroes. You can hear my song about him here
And read more about Dr. Frank Riesling in Holly Howell's new article at

90 Points:  Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2013 Riesling $13. What a value!

90 Points: Boundary Breaks 2013 No. 239 Dry Riesling $20. This newer appointment-only and Riesling-only winery has been getting a lot of great press. One of the few I have not been to yet, but will soon.

90 Points: Castel Grisch 2013 Ice Riesling $30.

90 Points: Dr. Konstantin Frank 2013 Reserve Riesling $25.

90 Points:Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2013 Pinot Gris $18.

90 Points: Shaw 2013 Vin Rustique Gewurztraminer $35.

90 Points: Bloomer Creek 2012 Tanzen Dame Auten Vineyard 2nd Harvest Riesling $60

90 Points:Bloomer Creek 2012 Tanzen Dame Second Harvest Gewürztraminer $60

90 Points: Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2012 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay $20.

90 Points: Bloomer Creek 2010 White Horse Red Unfined & Unfiltered Cabernet Franc-Merlot $30.

90 Points: Shaw 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $35.

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