Ratings published in the May 2021 print edition.
Silver Thread Estate Vineyard Riesling 2019–91 points
A delicate floral note rides above the juicy apple and peach core on the nose of this wine. While deft in feel, it shows rounded pome fruit flavors shot through with tangy white cherry. There’s ample perfume and lift to it all, with a lingering talc dust finish.
This wine was also included in the on-line article “Nine Finger Lakes Rieslings for $35 or less” published 3/24/2021.
Silver Thread Dry Riesling 2019–91 points
Rounded aromas of yellow apple, Meyer lemon, peach and white tea offer a graceful start to this dry-style Riesling. There’s an explosion of perfumed peach and pineapple on the palate, sitting on a silky texture and pushed along by pristine acidity. This is a well-concentrated, zesty pour.
Silver Thread Riesling 2019–89 points
Boisterous ripe apple and peach mix with hints of ginger and white button mushroom in this semidry Riesling. It’s rounded on the palate, with flavors of juiced apple and peach, and a sneak vein of bright citrus lifting it up.
by Alexander Peartree