If you are looking for a wine to take as a gift this holiday season, bringing one with you from New York State could be a great option. What? Think that New York doesn't make great wine? Think again.
There are a few grapes that are grown in New York State, that can outshine the ones grown in other regions of this, and other, countries. One of those grapes (and wines) found itself on the coveted list of Wine Spectator's Top 100 for 2021.
Think this list is 'no big deal?' You can almost guarantee that the wines on this Top 100 list have already sold out. This list is the best dressed, meets the Grammys, meets the Oscars, but for wine. Did I mention that this list is the Top 100 wines in the world? Understand now?
If you are looking for a white wine, head into your local store and ask them for a New York State Dry Riesling. There are too many to list here, but even if you just limit your selections to Hudson Valley, Long Island, or Finger Lakes region Rieslings, you will have a plethora of them to select from. Ask at your favorite wine shop, they should be able to steer you to the right choice. If you can find this one that made the list? Grab a bottle.
Boundary Breaks Riesling Finger Lakes Dry No. 239+ 2019
A bright, floral style with lots of honeysuckle and acacia notes leading the way for lemon peel and yellow apple fruit flavors, followed by a zingy finish. Drink now through 2024. 2,500 cases made. —JM
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