Electric-pink color and piercing acidity add to the unique personality of this bold angular Cabernet Franc rosé. Tart sour-cherry and raspberry flavors are pristine and primary, but nuanced with lingering hints of bramble and savory herb. This is a refreshingly substantive style of rosé to enjoy with even heartier fare well into the fall months. reviewed 7/1/2017 Anna Lee C. Iijima
Red Newt Cellars is a top producer of life-changing Finger Lakes Riesling. Founded in 1998, Red Newt wines have garnered national and international acclaim for decades.
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By far the most tense and rocky Riesling of the Red Newt lineup, the 2012 Sawmill Creek South Block opens with aromas of green apple, bread dough, and petrol. On the palate the wine is austere to the point of feeling bony, with a penetrating chalky quality that extends into the finish. 7 grams per liter residual sugar.
— Kelli White 89 reviewed Jul 2016 Visit Vinous.com
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
Red Newt’s 2012 Curry Creek Pinot Gris shows the heat of the vintage with its super-ripe nose of bruised strawberries, crème brulee, and honey. The palate is plush and decadent but lacking the acidity to carry all that flesh. Some residual sugar (27 grams per liter) is apparent.
— Kelli White 85 reviewed Jul 2016 Visit Vinous.com
Pale gold/green in hue. This extremely aromatic wine offers a punchy, tropical nose of apricot, star fruit, kiwi, and lime, in addition to a compelling smoky note that snakes through the fruit. Given the exuberance of the nose, the palate is surprisingly austere, with a pronounced structure and a distinctly chalky undertone. 6 grams per liter residual sugar.
— Kelli White 88 reviewed Jul 2016 Visit Vinous.com
Pale yellow gold. A fantastic wine, the 2012 Bullhorn Creek Riesling is impeccably balanced, with the nose and palate in perfect harmony. This is decidedly not a fruity wine, though its nose of wet stone, moss, diesel, and a touch of Asian pear still manages to be charming. The palate boasts 10 grams per liter of residual sugar, which it wears quite well. Super-expressive and juicy, this wine is mouth-watering and extremely appealing on the palate. The finish is long and stony, with a Chablis-like mineral funk underlining the finish. Very nice.
— Kelli White 92 reviewed Jul 2016 Visit Vinous.com
Deep, bright gold in hue. This Beerenauslese style wine was produced from botrytis-infected bunches that were picked in the second half of November. The nose is gorgeous, offering super sweet apricot, white flowers, white tea leaves, warm spice cake, and pineapple. The texture is extremely concentrated and unctuous, with a sweet core of tropical fruit that coats the palate and lingers well into the finish. The acidity is modest but does its job, adding definition to the billowing palate. (tank sample)
— Kelli White (90-93) reviewed Jul 2016 Visit Vinous.com
Scents of freshly squeezed lemon juice combined with aromas of white sage, bread dough, and struck stones in this exceptionally bright and fun wine. The acidity is quite striking, making for a long, lean wine. The fruit is very much in the background, with rocky and even herbal tones coming through on the finish. 16 grams per liter residual sugar.
— Kelli White 91 reviewed Jul 2016 Visit Vinous.com