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Sheldrake Point 2012 Reserve Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes #FLXwine

Out of the park!

It was my sincere pleasure to receive this bottle of Sheldrake Point Dry Riesling to taste and review at home. This bottle of Riesling is the third of four samples I received featuring the 2012 Finger Lakes Rieslings.  Riesling quality is strong in the Finger Lakes. The 2012 vintage so far is showing well in the samples I am enjoying at home.

"The Finger Lakes is a goldmine for world-class Rieslings." 
- Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW, Author, Columnist, Wine Educator, International Wine Center

Tasting Notes:

Color: Pale gold with green highlights.
Nose: Broad mineral nose with some lychee, quite subtle at opening. With some air as the wine gently warmed, it developed a lovely honeyed, floral aroma of Gardenias and Roses.
Palate: Inviting at first taste, greeted by stone fruit and a flush of brightness at the back of the palate. Good mouth feel, almost medium weight, the stone fruit flavor covered my tongue and was accompanied by pleasing acidity, minerality and freshness. Classy medium finish of stone fruit, honey, minerality and acidity with a pleasant dryness along the gums. Big like.

Thoughts: This is a serious Riesling. Nothing is over the top, but it drank so well and was worth savoring sip after sip. I found this wine worth contemplating and would enjoy savoring it slowly with a good book and a lazy afternoon. If you appreciate classy Riesling and conversations with good chums, this is the wine for you my friends. I would pair this wine with Halibut, Sea Bass, Tilapia, egg rolls, crab stuffed wontons and slow roasted chicken. Strongly Recommended. Can you hear that? That's the sound of hitting it out of the park!

Blend: 100% Estate Riesling
Vineyard: 30% SPW R3 and 70% SPW RS2 grapes on Western shore Cayuga Lake
Closure: Natural cork
ABV: 12.3%
RS: 0.6%
Production: 93.5 cases
SRP: $50.00
Sample provided by: Finger Lakes Wine Alliance

Sheldrake Point Winery
Ovid, NY 14521

About Sheldrake Point Winery

Founded in 1997 by Chuck Tauck and Bob Madill, the 155 acre estate lies on Sheldrake Point along the shores of Cayuga Lake. With an Estate vineyard of 43 acres, Sheldrake Point is producing 8,000 cases annually. 13 acres of their vineyards are dedicated to producing Riesling. Vineyard manager is Dave Weimann, Winemaker is Dave Breeden. Well done gentlemen.

Finger Lakes Wine Region FAQ
  •  115 + Wineries
  •  9,200 Acres of grapes
  •  848 acres of Riesling
  •  220, 000 cases produced of Riesling
  •  2-3 styles of Riesling per producer
  •  Growing season is 190-250 days
  •  For more Finger Lakes Riesling information, visit

I have one more bottle of Finger Lakes Riesling left to open and review. Joy!



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