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2011 "Circle" Riesling
2011 "Circle" Riesling
The 2011 vintage offered up luscious tropical fruit, medium sweetness, and a characteristiclly vibrant acidic backbone. This Riesling is a blend of several vineyard plots with fermentation stopped at varying sweetnesses. Following this procedure, all were blended together.
Where can you find Red Newt "Circle" Riesling?· Click here to find a store or restaurant near you!
2009 vintage - Double Gold Medal - New York State Wine & Food Classic!
Red Newt Cellars is a small winery on the south east shore of Seneca Lake, in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The 2009 vintage offered up loads of bright, crisp fruit that are balanced by vibrant expressions of peaches and apricot, with hints of white grapefruit. It was one of the best Riesling vintages of the decade, with an elegant combination of ripe, expressive fruit and focused acidity.
You will find this Red Newt label exclusively on Finger Lakes Riesling. The wine in the bottle shows off a classic Finger Lakes style, expressing bright aromas of tangerine and honeysuckle and an elegant palate of citrus and peach. The wine - and the price - are great, and represent one of the best value Rieslings in North America.
2009 Vintage - Wine & Spirits Magazine - 93 Points
"Back-labeled as off-dry, this entry-level white delivers for the price. Its sharply etched Key lime scent suggest a wine that's light and dry, but the mouthwatering attack is considerable richer, fresh apples and pear giving way to crisp, lees-inflected finish. It's dry enough to serve as an aperitif, but has the weight for the Thai basil chicken." (W&S - Patrick Comiskey, August 2011)
2009 Vintage - Daily Grape - Gary Vaynerchuk - Episode #76 - Under $25 Riesling Blind Tasting - 91+ Points
·2008 Vintage - Wine Spectator 88 Points / 500 Great Buys
"If you're new to the region's wines and want to dip your toe in the water, try the "Circle Label" bottling from Red Newt-it's an exceptional value, and winemaker Dave Whiting has slowly increased production to its current 2,100 case level. Whiting produces the wine in a slightly off-dry style, both to entice drinkers new to Riesling as well as to showcase his younger vineyards, which he feels don't have the acid structure to support the drier-style bottlings he also produces." (WS - James Molesworth, July 2009)
"There's no shortage of crisp whites and good values coming out of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York, and Red Newt owners David and Debra Whiting are among the most quality-conscious winery owners in this scenic region. Located on the east side of Seneca Lake, Red Newt produces more than a dozen reds and whites, but few are more successful than Riesling. Winemaker Dave Whiting made about 2,100 cases of the 2008. Fermented in stainless steel, the Circle Label is designed with a touch of residual sweetness, keeping it user-friendly for new Riesling drinkers as well as showcasing the winery's younger vineyards, which Whiting believes don't have the acid structure to support the drier-style bottlings the winery also produces. The result is a bright and refreshing off-dry wine with a candied lime peel edge to apple, pear, fig and anise notes." (WS - "500 Great Buys", Kim Marcus, Oct. 2009)
RS 3.4% ~ TA 8.5 g/l ~ pH 3.1 ~ Alc. 11.5%
As a recipient of Wine & Spirits Magazine's 2011 Winery of the Year, the message at Red Newt Cellars is simple: eat local, drink regional. With a collaborative team of winemakers and chefs, it is this combined effort between wine and cuisine that brands Red Newt as an innovative leader in the Finger Lakes region. The focus is not only to craft world-class wines and locally sourced cuisine, but also to create a synergy between them.
Red Newt Cellars, Inc.
3675 Tichenor Road, Hector, NY 14841
(607) 546-4100 / fax 4101
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