Wine & Spirits August edition found lots of New York wines to love, starting with Hermann J. Wiemer 2011 Seneca Lake Cuvee Brut (94, the highest score of any of the “Year’s Best Summer Sparklers”) joined by Atwater 2010 Finger Lakes Cuvee Brut (91). Brooklyn Winery 2012 Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc received 90.
But once again it was the Rieslings which dominated, starting with 94 each for Hermann J. Wiemer 2014 Seneca Lake Late Harvest Riesling and 2013 Tierce Finger Lakes Dry Riesling, the unique collaborative wine made by three winemakers of which the 2010 vintage was the only white wine served at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration luncheon.
Anthony Road 2014 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling, Sheldrake Point 2013 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling, and Standing Stone 2014 Finger Lakes Riesling Ice each received 93, with scores of 92 going to Dr. Frank 2014 Semi-Dry Riesling; Lamoreaux Landing 2014 Finger Lakes Riesling Ice; Hermann J. Wiemer 2014 Seneca Lake HJW Vineyard Riesling, 2014 Seneca Lake Josef Vineyard Riesling, 2013 Seneca Lake Magdalena Vineyard Riesling, and 2013 Seneca Lake HJW Vineyard Riesling. That winery also received 91 for its 2014 Seneca Lake Magdalena Vineyard Riesling, and 2013 Seneca Lake Late Harvest Riesling, and 90 for 2014 Seneca Lake Dry Riesling. Bellangelo 2014 Seneca Lake Late Harvest Riesling also received 90!
Information received from New York Wine and Grape Foundation