Wine Enthusiast, 3/1/16
Gewurztraminer 2014–90 points–Tropical mango and melon mingle elegantly into swathes of blossom and peach in this lush, juicy Gewürztraminer. It’s lusciously textured, a bit brawny even, boasting creamy swirls of fruit that linger long and heavy through the finish. Drink now through 2016.
Wine Enthusiast, 11/1/15
Semi-dry Riesling 2014–91 points, Editors’ Choice–“This perfumed Riesling entices with lifted white floral notes against a backdrop of cool, foresty green notes. It’s forward and juicy, boasting honeyed yellow peach and apricot flavors. Yet it’s also elegantly structured, marked by zesty citrus notes and a cool, mineral finish that lingers endlessly. Drink now–2020.
Dry Riesling 2014–89 points–“Ripe, juicy yellow peaches and cherries lend concentrated fruit flavor to this otherwise brisk, delicately framed Riesling. Dry in style, it’s accented by a zesty spray of lime and subtle spice notes that reverberate on the finish. Drink now to enjoy it’s racy, fresh feel.
New York Wine & Food Classic Competition, August 2015
A Double-Gold medal (consensus gold) was awarded to Silver Thread Good Earth White 2014 and a Gold medal to Riesling Doyle Fournier Vineyard 2014 at this all-New York wine competition, held in Watkins Glen, NY.
Finger Lakes Riesling Challenge, July 2015
Gold medals were awarded to Silver Thread Semi-dry Riesling 2013 and Riesling Doyle Fournier Vineyard 2014 at this unique, winemaker-judged competition for Finger Lakes Rieslings.
Five American Roses to Drink on the 4th of July, 7/3/15
Silver Thread prides themselves on an environmentally friendly wine cellar and sustainable farming practices. [Chef Rob] Newton says, “The wine really opens up. It has a couple extra layers of flavor that you can uncover as you drink it.” If you’re planning on grilling simply prepared steak or seafood, like lobster or shrimp, this Fourth of July, this a great summer wine to add a bit of complexity to your meal.
FLX Dream Teams, 3/8/15
Shannon and Paul Brock… took over Silver Thread Vineyard back in the summer of 2011 and since then they have successfully reinvented the small and slightly eccentric (in the positive sense) winery that Richard Figiel founded. Just like his wines, theirs are daringly original and always need some time to show their best, however, they’re considerably more consistent in style and quality than Figiel’s wines were. Their quartet of single vineyard dry Rieslings from 2013 (current vintage) are just beginning to come into their best form; racy and mineral terroir wines of considerable subtlety.