Winemakers’ Library Wednesday 2/21/17

Winemakers’ Library Wednesday!

For over 15 years the Red Newt Bistro has had arguably the most extensive restaurant wine list of exclusively Finger Lakes wines in the world!   With hundreds of wines from dozens of Finger Lakes wineries, the collection includes beautifully aged vintages… many of the wines in our cellar may not exist anywhere else.  Since reducing our dinner service in 2015, these wines have been aging peacefully… but it’s time to drink them.  We’ll be here until 6:30 tasting!

Wednesday, we’re openeding up two terrific wines from the past:

2004 Lakewood Vineyards Dry Riesling  – Lakewood has a long history of producing great Finger Lakes Riesling… looking forward to tasting this one with a dozen years in the bottle.

2004 Red Newt Cellars  Merlot – Glacier Ridge Vineyards  – One of the early single vineyard bottlings from our premier Cab Franc and Merlot grower.  The 2004 vintage vinifera reds were shy in the bottle early on, and have blossomed with age!

All day on Wednesday, or until the wine is sold out, we’ll offer these wines by the taste and by the glass. Wines will be available for purchase for the next few days, or until they are gone!
Have a taste, enjoy a glass, take a bottle home !

Come on in for lunch…keep a watch out for our daily Bistro specials to complement these wines.

Ariana Kim – Dmetri Novgorodsky – Sunset Chamber Music

Violinist Ariana Kim ~ Pianist Dmetri Novgorodsky


Red Newt Cellars is pleased to welcome violinist Ariana Kim and pianist Dmitri Novgorodsky to the March 2017 Sunset Chamber Music series. Guests at this “Sunset Recital” will experience a world-class musical performance combined with elegant wine, delicious morsels, and an incredible sunset. Sunday, March 19th

March 19th Program:
Augusta Read Thomas “Rainbow Bridge to Paradise”
Janacek Sonata
Continue reading Ariana Kim – Dmetri Novgorodsky – Sunset Chamber Music

Winemakers’ Library Wednesday 2/15/2017

Winemakers’ Library Wednesday 

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2006 Tierce Riesling – 2007 Tierce Red

For over 15 years the Red Newt Bistro has had arguably the most extensive restaurant wine list of exclusively Finger Lakes wines in the world!   With hundreds of wines from dozens of Finger Lakes wineries, the collection includes beautifully aged vintages… many of the wines in our cellar may not exist anywhere else.  Since reducing our dinner service in 2015, these wines have been aging peacefully… but it’s time to drink them. Continue reading Winemakers’ Library Wednesday 2/15/2017

Winemakers’ Library Wednesday 2/8/2017

Winemakers’ Library Wednesday is TODAY!

Winemakers' Library Wednesday
2008 Red Newt Cellars Gewurz, 2007 Sheldrake Cabernet Franc Reserve

For over 15 years the Red Newt Bistro has had arguably the most extensive restaurant wine list of exclusively Finger Lakes wines in the world!   With hundreds of wines from dozens of Finger Lakes wineries, the collection includes beautifully aged vintages… many of the wines in our cellar may not exist anywhere else.  Since reducing our dinner service in 2015, these wines have been aging peacefully… but it’s time to drink them. Continue reading Winemakers’ Library Wednesday 2/8/2017

2012 Gewürztraminer Curry Creek Vineyard 86

Like the Pinot Gris from the same vineyard and vintage, this is a seriously ripe wine that is a bit lacking in terms of finesse and energy. Though more successful than the Pinot Gris, it is still too rich for my tastes. The nose is intensely floral, with tropical fruit accents. The palate is soft and broad, with low acidity and 17 grams of residual sugar. A phenolic edge on the finish adds interest. 17 grams per liter residual sugar.
— Kelli White  86   reviewed Jul 2016   Visit Vinous.com

2012 Riesling North Block Sawmill Creek Vineyard 89

More confected in style, the 2012 Sawmill Creek North Block offers a ripe, playful nose of candied citrus rind, canned peaches, baby powder, and flint. The palate is straightforward but generous, with a rich and fruity body. Though fairly sweet, the wine finishes on a dry note, on account of the long, mineral-driven, smoke-laden finish. 67 grams per liter residual sugar.
— Kelli White  89   reviewed Jul 2016   Visit Vinous.com

2012 Riesling Tango Oaks Vineyard 90

The 2012 Tango Oaks Riesling is another beautifully aromatic offering from Red Newt. Aromas of lemongrass, spearmint, flint, and bread dough combine to form the nose. The palate is rocky and long, with a lithe body and impressive mineral depth. Perhaps because of the heat of the year, this wine’s acid feels comparatively modest, but is still present in sufficient quantity to shape and lift the wine. 7 grams per liter residual sugar.
— Kelli White  90   reviewed Jul 2016   Visit Vinous.com

Lifechanging Riesling in the Finger Lakes