Winemaker’s Library Wednesday April 19th, 2017

2008 Red Newt Merlot Tierce RieslingToday were looking back at the 2008 vintage… This was one of the best unsung vintages of the century.
Serving tastes, glasses and bottles of these wines today until 6:30, or until they are gone.

2008 Tierce – Riesling

OMG this nose is awesome!  Lemon,minerals, tarragon, and white pepper.  Palate is alive and electric with subtle, well integrated petrol, lemon pith and grapefruit.  Texture is tight, dense and fruit driven.  Finish is long ethereal.  A stunning FLX Riesling from an outstanding cool vintage.
2008 Red Newt Cellars Merlot Glacier Ridge Vineyards

Nose executive loses with dark berry fruit, smoke, and delicate earthy notes.  Dried figs and blueberry express as the wines open up.  Palate is dry, with fine tannins, supple texture and ripe fruit.  Finish lingers with delicate, silky tannins and ripe, mature fruit.


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!

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.

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