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January 2021 - 2021 New York Wine Classic - 2nd Deadline

January 2021 - 2021 New York Wine Classic - 2nd Deadline
This month's Wine feature is New York Wine Classic 2 Wines

2021 New York Wine Classic - 2nd Deadline Reviews

Wagner Vineyards 2019 Select Riesling
93 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of dried apple and pear, rocks and straw, and dried eucalyptus with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish displaying touches of honeyed apple skin and lime-kiwi sorbet. A pleasing and pretty Riesling that drinks effortlessly.
93 points $14 Best Buy
Weis Vineyards 2019 Semi-Dry Riesling
93 points
$17
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of poached peaches, spiced apples, and flowers with a supple, tangy, medium body and a polished, engaging, long finish with shades of golden kiwi citrus salad and honeyed green apples with no oak flavor. A robust off-dry Riesling with plenty to love.
93 points $17 Best Buy
Adirondack Winery 2018 Stargazer Lemberger
93 points
$20
Best Buy
Light ruby color. Aromas and flavors of earthy cherries, leather, vanilla cola, beets, and toast with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish imparting notes of dried figs and cocoa powder with a suggestion of oak flavor. A distinctive, somewhat earthy Lemberger with great balance and easy appeal to Pinot Noir drinkers.
Awards: 2021 Best Lemberger
93 points $20 Best Buy
Weis Vineyards 2019  Gruner Veltliner
92 points
$18
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of soft pear, hints of pineapple, cream, and fresh herbs with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, long finish with no oak flavor. A bright, lengthy Gruner with great balance; enjoy this elegant wine as an aperitif or with delicate fish and seafood.
92 points $18 Best Buy
Weis Vineyards 2016 Barrel Reserve Cabernet Franc
92 points
$39
Dusty ruby color. Baked aromas and flavors of clove-studded fruit cake, caramel, berry compote, baked apples, and toasty crepes with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, captivating, long finish that exhibits shades of pimiento and peppercorns with moderate oak flavor. Great length and concentration star in this stylish Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc.
Weis Vineyards 2019 Ice Wine Riesling
92 points
$59
Golden straw color. Aromas of dried apricots and pineapple in yogurt and honey-nut granola with a velvety, vibrant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, compelling, medium-long ripe peach, honeysuckle, and apple custard finish with no oak flavor. A juicy and balanced Ice Wine that keeps you coming back for more.
Weis Vineyards 2018 Winzer Select A Riesling
91 points
$24
Emerald straw color. Earthy, floral aromas of pressed flowers and linen, white peppercorn, dried pear, and honey butter with a supple, tangy, fruity sweet medium body and a polished, delightful, long honeyed apricot, apple butter, hint of strawberry and watermelon candies, and papaya finish with no oak flavor. A fun, super fruity Riesling that is sure to please.
Wagner Vineyards 2019 Dry Riesling
90 points
$14
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of kiwi, melon, white strawberry, warm ginger, and ripe pear with a satiny, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a polished, appealing, medium-long finish with elements of pineapple chutney and hints of sea salt with no oak flavor. A rich, dry Riesling with great varietal character and minerality; drink now or cellar.
90 points $14 Best Buy
Weis Vineyards 2019  Blaufrankisch
90 points
$24
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of coconut custard and macaroon, blueberry crumble, and hint of dried meat with an bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a stimulating, medium-long finish that presents notes of goji berry, melon, and citrus. A spot-on Lemberger with great varietal character and purity.
Deer Run Winery NV Conesus White Blend Finger Lakes
88 points
$11
Best Buy
White gold color. Sweet aromas of white grapes, pineapple slices, watermelon candies, and quince with a supple, vibrant, dry light body and a polished, interesting, medium-length tangy citrus relish and pressed flowers finish with no oak flavor. A outgoingly fruity yet bone dry white that offers crowdpleasing flavor to all.
88 points $11 Best Buy
Wagner Vineyards 2018 Semi Dry Riesling
88 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw color. Fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of farina and cream of wheat, toasted almond, dried pear, and hint of vinyl with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, delightful, medium-long finish evoking notes of apple and peach with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nice leesy Riesling with balance and charm.
88 points $14 Best Buy
Weis Vineyards 2019  Riesling
88 points
$17
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of banana mousse, starfruit, papaya, and mossy apple with a supple, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish with accents of underripe pear and quince with no oak flavor. A tropical Riesling that dances and lingers on the palate
Weis Vineyards 2019  Perle
88 points
$18
Silvery straw color. Aromas of ripe melons, honey, and spiced coconut buttercream with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a polished, interesting, crisp white flowers, lychee, and lime finish with crunchy tannins and no oak flavor. A fun, dry-yet-fruity sparkler with exotic fruit and floral aromas.
Deer Run Winery NV Runway Red Blend Finger Lakes
87 points
$13
Best Buy
Burnt sienna color. Roasted aromas of melted toffee, caramel machiatto, bubbly berry pie crust, and brown butter with a round, lively, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long artisan pickles, roasted berry and citrus, and spiced nuts finish with crunchy, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A lively and mouth watering red that will invigorate at the table.
87 points $13 Best Buy
Deer Run Winery 2019  Marquette
87 points
$15
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Interesting aromas and flavors of honeyed black raspberries, nettles, mace and cinnamon bark, blood and ink, and vanilla extract with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish conveying accents of marinated beets and olives, pomegranate, grilled carrots, and turnip greens and stems with light oak flavor. A dry, super savory red that will excel with game.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Deer Run Winery 2018  Riesling
87 points
$15
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of fallen apples and lemons, floral honeycomb, exotic tropical fruits, and radish with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-long finish displaying suggestions of honeyed dried peach, starfruit, hint of herbs, and minerals with no oak flavor. An intriguingly earthy and uniquely flavorful Riesling that delightfully dances to its own beat.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Weis Vineyards 2019 Terroir Slate Riesling
87 points
$26
Yellow straw color. Baked aromas of peanut brittle, poached apple, and hint of latex with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a breezy lime, kiwi, and hint of vinegar finish. An even and satisfying Riesling with an everyday charm.
Weis Vineyards 2018  Merlot
87 points
$27
Dusty garnet color. Interesting aromas and flavors of cassis, black raspberry, honey, caramelized mushrooms, pine, and hints of anise with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-long finish with nuances of toasted crumpet and lime curd with a suggestion of oak flavor. A somewhat herbaceous Merlot with delicate fruit and big food-friendly acidity; pair with lamb meatballs.
Weis Vineyards 2017 Winzer Select Finger Lakes
87 points
$89
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of cider apples, whipped honey, pressed flowers, and golden raisins with a syrupy, crisp, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A sweet, fruity Ice Wine that delivers rich notes of apples and honey.
Wagner Vineyards 2018 Caywood East Single Vineyard Dry Riesling
84 points
$17
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of honey, daffodil, dried apricot, and vinaigrette with a supple, tangy, dry light body and a smooth, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A wild and tangy dry Riesling.
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