2017 Riesling and Red Ratings

The Finger Lakes – America’s Best Wine Region Beyond the West Coast, June 28, 2019

Silver Thread is “an important small winery in the region…previously anointed as a star.”

Riesling “STV Estate Vineyard” 2017–91 points.  “Quite powerful.”

Dry Riesling 2017–90 points.  “beautiful underlying acidity…fine concentration…long finish.”

Semi-dry Riesling 201790 points. “As this sits and warms, the power comes out and its balance becomes ever more impressive.”

Riesling Late Harvest Select 2017-90 points. “The botrytis gives it a special dimension…this is a little differently balanced and very intriguing.”

Good Earth Cabernet Franc 2017–90 points. “This has just gorgeous fruit…few FLX Cab Francs are simply this delicious.”

Chardonnay 2016—89 points.  “Solid and penetrating, this should age well. It is a fine value.”

Blackbird 2016—89 points. “This has a serious feel from a more concentrated vintage and shows fine depth.”