Finger Lakes Rieslings

 

The Finger Lakes have become a premier growing region for the Riesling varietal. The area’s cooler climate tempered by the lakes with shale and slate soils makes for a unique terroir. The wines being produced are generally a different expression of what the grape can be from other major Riesling producing regions. For this article the staff sampled a large cross section of the currently available production. The vintages are from 2004 through some of the newly released 2007’s.