Keula Lake Vineyards Gently Dry Vignoles 2013

6 Sep

Keuka Lake Vineyards Gently Dry Vignoles 2013, Finger Lakes Region, NY. From Astor Wine & Spirits, $15/bottle. 13.2%ABV. photo

 

Color is deep yellow straw, the nose offers lilac, honeysuckle, and wildflowers. On the palate, bright citrus fruit blends meyer lemon, grapefruit, pineapple and passion fruit harmoniously with blissful, zesty acidity. The refreshing finish has notes of lemon peel, shale, and clay.

This wine emulates both riesling and sauvignon blanc, while the deep color put my initial expectations on the savory side -how wrong I was! It was a pleasant surprise, and had I not known the region, I would have guessed this bottle as a delightful Austrian blend!

Keuka Lake’s Gently Dry Vignoles has me looking forward to #wbc15, the wine bloggers conference in the Finger Lakes Region. I’ll keep an eye out for more Keuka Lake wines, as well as more vignoles.

What’s your favorite wine from the Finger Lakes Region?

 

à votre santé!

 

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