Wine Spectator 89
"Fresh and racy, with pretty jasmine, white peach and jicama notes that stay taut and chiseled through the finish. Drink now through 2020. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 5,400 cases made."~J.M.
Wine Advocate 89
"The 2016 Dry Riesling is bone dry and comes in at 12.7% alcohol. This relatively new producer sources wines from all three of the major lakes and blends the results together. Often, style is more important than just a qualitative assessment in deciding what wine to buy. (Another way of saying that: read the tasting note, not just the score!) A good example this issue is the comparison between this and the Anthony Road 2016 Dry Riesling. The Anthony Road Riesling is lusher and more concentrated. This has a somewhat brighter, crisper feel and a tenser finish but less in the mid-palate. They are both nice values in their own ways. I'd happily drink both, mixing and matching in terms of mood and occasion (like a particular food pairing, or sipping on the porch), but if you're choosing one, choose based on style rather than any theoretical qualitative difference. This focused Riesling does nicely even though it may not yet be showing all it has. There were 5,400 cases produced."~M.S.
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Empire Estate is a collaboration between Thomas Pastuszak, wine director of The Nomad Hotel in Manhattan and winemaker Kelby James Russell of Red Newt Cellars. The project was born from Thomas' passion to showcase an incredible winemaking region that we New Yorkers have right in our own backyard: The Finger Lakes. Drawing on old world inspiration, the wine crafted to express the dry style of this dynamic grape -- Riesling doesn't always have to be sweet! We hope you enjoy yet another one of the many reasons why we love New York.