Silver Thread Winery
Boutique wineries may be tucked away off the beaten path, but searching them out can be a wonderful experience! Although Silver Thread is small, it is mighty! Riesling is the white Vinifera grape of the region, no surprise, but not every winery can get 89 to 90 points in Wine Spectator! Take a look at these wines. Want some? Check out the on-line store or stop in at the winery.
Riesling STV Estate Vineyard 2016: 90 pts. Wine Spectator and Gold Medal New York Wine & Food Classic.
Riesling Doyle Fournier Vineyard 2016: 90 pts. Wine Spectator Riesling Gridley Bluff Point Vineyard 2016: 89 pts. Wine Spectator Dry Riesling 2016: 89 pts. Wine Enthusiast Semi-dry Riesling 2016: 88 pts. Wine Spectator
2016 Harvest Report—Taken from Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars newsletter.
This past summer was certainly one of the hottest, sunniest, driest we can remember. The downside of the dry conditions this past summer is that our yields are a bit lower. Yet, the upside to lower rainfall has been very little disease pressure and a more intense concentration of flavor in the grapes. Overall, the conditions in 2016 have been very positive and we believe that the 2016 vintage will be a year to remember.
Look for the full size article in Wegman’s Menu Magazine devoted to Dr. Konstantin Frank’s Be sure to try Dr. Frank Semi-Dry Riesling with first scents of orange blossom, lavender and pear to the palate-pleasing flavors of apple, peach, and mandarin orange to its zesty fruit finish.
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