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Forge Riesling Classique 2018 (Finger Lakes, New York) - [WS 91, #31 Top 100 of 2020] [DM 91]
Forge Riesling Classique 2018 (Finger Lakes, New York) - [WS 91, #31 Top 100 of 2020] [DM 91]


 
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Winery: Forge Cellars
Varietal: 100% Riesling
Region: Finger Lakes, New York
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: FORGERIESLING18-W
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Our most important wine aims to reveal the true nature of the vintage and to explore the terroir of lower east Seneca Lake. Due to our focus on this narrow 8-mile stretch of slope on the southeast side, which includes 13 of our 14 Riesling vineyards, this is our first labeling under the Seneca Lake AVA.

Sixteen different lieux-dits, each vinified separately, are the basis of this wine and represent the DNA of Classique. This wine reflects the substance and diversity of southeast Seneca Lake. It fermented in both vats and old oak (228 liter Burgundy barrels and demi-muids) with indigenous yeasts for several months, as is typical of our wines. Combining aromas of mineral and mango, jasmine, and flint, it delivers a balanced texture, straight-forward while being both long and soft.
Ratings & Reviews:

91 Points & #31 Top 100 of 2020 & Smart Buy- Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Distinct, with mustard flower, yellow apple, quince and jasmine notes mixed together, carried on a slightly rounded, waxy frame and ending with a flash of quinine. Drink now through 2023. 4,000 cases made." - JM (Feb 2020)

91 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"The Classique is an assemblage of 16 different sites representing a vinous survey of the Finger Lakes. The fruit is fermented in small and large used casks (70%) and stainless-steel vats using native yeast. Despite disease pressure in 2018, the end result for Forge was clean and pure, with a pleasant lemon peel and floral fruit character and lots of finesse and elegance on the palate. Although there is only 3g/l residual sugar, the wine is soft and charming rather than focused." - Charles Curtis, MW (July 2020)

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