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2009 Riesling - Sawmill Creek Vineyards
The elegant combination of fruit and minerality makes it an exceptional companion for many foods. Think of grilled salmon topped with sauteéd peaches and fennel. This wine has captured the quintessential personality of Finger Lakes Riesling.
Sawmill Creek Vineyards is on the east side of Seneca Lake less than one mile from Red Newt Cellars. This Riesling is dry and complex with aromas of peach, lime and quince in the nose, and flavors of peach and citrus on the palate. Moderate weight is focused by crisp acidity and a round, firm finish.
2009 was an exceptional vintage for Riesling in the Finger Lakes and marked the first year of Red Newt single vineyard bottlings of Riesling. Fruit from Sawmill Creek Vineyards most often shows bright tangerine notes in the nose, with crisp well textured palate, and clearly expressed citrus flavors and textures in the finish.
2009 Vintage - Wine & Spirits Magazine - 91 Points
"Saline and broad, with an umami scent of brine and lemon, there's plenty of brisk acidity underlying this wine's red apple flavors. The lees note on the finish suggests pairing it with a leek tart." (W&S - Patrick J. Comiskey, August 2011)
2009 Vintage - Wine Spectator - 90 Points
"Very fresh, with a floral edge to the flavors of lime and jasmine, which turn to snappy green apple on the refreshing, focused finish. There's really good cut to this white." (WS - James Molesworth, February 2009)
Red Newt gets great coverage in Washington Post
Wine and Food Fest's best pours were far from home - Washington Post 2/16/11
By Dave McIntyre
Making the rounds at this past weekend’s Washington D.C. International Wine and Food Festival, presented by The Washington Post...
What excited me were the bottles from wine regions that have recently started distribution in the Washington, D.C. area.
I am thrilled that wines from Red Newt Cellars, from the Finger Lakes region of New York State, are finally reaching our market. David Whiting makes some of the best Riesling in the country, and his 2009 Dry Riesling (about $16) from a cool, rainy vintage captures the lime-zest and talc minerality that Riesling can achieve in the Seneca Lake region.
Assistant winemaker Brandon Seager was also pouring a single-vineyard Riesling from Sawmill Creek Vineyards that showed great focus and length, though he said this wine may not be in the D.C. region yet. (Red Newt wines are distributed by Potomac Selections)
RS 1.0% ~ TA 7.9g/l ~ pH 3.0 ~ Alc. 11.9%
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.
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