Wine Enthusiast 91
WE TOP 100 2019 Rank 81
" A well-honed mix of ripe peach and tangerine mix with underscores of white blossoms and slate. The palate is broadly concentrated in ripe fruit flavors of tart kumquat and passion fruit that are struck against a taut, astringent sensation. Persiste" ~ AP
James Suckling 91
“Lots of fresh-grapefruit zest and white peaches in this medium-bodied dry white that’s got plenty of structure and character. Long, clean and mineral finish. Very food friendly. Drink or hold. Screw cap.”~J.S.
New York Times
"20 Wines Under $20: You can never have enough riesling. At least, that's what I believe. It's especially interesting to compare the German rieslings with this one, from the Finger Lakes of New York. Its a little softer, less mineral and more floral, with citrus and peach flavors, but still with a spine of the acidity for which riesling is famous. The Finger Lakes is now arguably the best American region for riesling, and this is a delicious example."E.A.
Empire EstateView all from Empire Estate
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.