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.

Empire Estate 'Dry' Riesling 2017
91  James Suckling 
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
Item Number: 29992
Case: $179.40

Empire Estate Dry Riesling 2016
89  Wine Advocate 
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%

Empire Estate Dry Riesling 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2015 Dry Riesling, just the second vintage of this label, comes in with just 5.1 grams per liter of residual sugar and 12.5% alcohol. Along the lines of the 2014, this is very dry, rather piercing and quite focused. The 2014 might have a bit more energy and this might have a

Empire Estate Dry Riesling 2014
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91"A brilliant straw-yellow color, on the nose this Riesling is mineral-focused, with river rock & shale aromatics, lem- on-lime & white peach tones. Brisk acidity hits the palate right away, carrying stone fruit & salty mineral character through to a high-toned citrus finish."