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Lucas Vineyards

Lucas Vineyards
2020 Estate Collection Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 0.70%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
Best Buy

Lucas Vineyards
2020 Estate Collection Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 0.70%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach, lime spritzed melon, honeydew melon, and honeysuckle with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, long finish with impressions of clementine and lychee, green apple, and minerals with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A spot on Riesling with fine tropical flavor and varietal character for every occasion.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Savory, New World & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: peach, lime spritzed melon, honeydew melon, and honeysuckle
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of clementine and lychee, green apple, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spot on Riesling with fine tropical flavor and varietal character for every occasion.

The Producer

Lucas Vineyards

The Producer
3862 County Rd 150
Interlaken, NY 14847
USA
1 607-532-4825

Their Portfolio

88 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Estate Collection Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $15.00.
87 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Estate Collection Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $15.00.
BR Lucas Vineyards 2020 Estate Collection, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Estate Collection, Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $19.00.
89 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Reserve Estate Collection, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $20.00.
86 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Reserve Estate Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $25.00.
89 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Reserve Estate Collection Red Blend, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $30.00.
BR Lucas Vineyards 2021 Estate Collection Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Lucas Vineyards 2021 Estate Collection Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Reserve Estate Collection, Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $22.00.
88 Lucas Vineyards 2021 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $17.00.
91 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Reserve Estate Collection Red Blend, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $30.00.
BR Lucas Vineyards NV Miss Chevious, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Lucas Vineyards NV Miss Behavin’, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $12.00.
BR Lucas Vineyards NV Blues White Blend, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Lucas Vineyards 2021 Cayuga, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $14.00.
88 Lucas Vineyards 2021 Vignoles, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $14.00.
88 Lucas Vineyards 2021 Reserve Estate Collection, Syrah, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $12.00.
92 Lucas Vineyards 2020 Reserve Estate Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $25.00.

Riesling

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Although many consumers believe Riesling is a sweet wine, there are all types, ranging from bone dry to ultra-sweet. Offering a remarkable array of perfumes ranging from apricot and peach to peony and petrol, and having excellent natural acidity, Riesling is one of the world’s greatest wines.

Germany is home to the most famous examples of Riesling; produced from vineyards along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, these wines have tremendous character and minerality, owing to the slate soils these vines are planted on. Alsace, in northeastern France is another region that excels with Riesling (especially dry versions); the same is true for the Clare Valley in Australia, where Rieslings are often characterized by a petrol aroma.

Dry versions work with many different types of foods, from seafood with cream sauces to pork, veal and duck. Sweeter version should either be served on their own or with blue cheeses such as stilton or gorgonzola.

While it is safe to say that Riesling is an under appreciated wine for the typical American consumer, there has been greater popularity over the past few decades, as dry and off-dry Rieslings pair beautifully with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine; thus Riesling is a wine directly linked to a healthy lifestyle.