New York Wines: April 2020 Best Buys

Love Scoring Deals? Check out this month’s New York Wine Best Buys… New York wineries produce a myriad of world-class, quality wines that are impressive on their own, but even more remarkable when paired with food. For those looking to score a great bottle of wine at a great price, these New York Wine Best Buys are for you. This month’s list spans the state from Long Island to the Niagara Escarpment. The wines come in at just over $16 per bottle on average highlighting some of the best bang for your buck wines that New York has to offer.

Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
2015 Arrowhead Red

Suggested Retail Price: $16.95 

Accolades
Gold Medal – New York Wine & Food Classic 

Tasting Notes
Medium ruby in color, this wine is a traditional, Bordeaux-styled blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot aged 24 months in French, American, and Eastern European Oak barrels. Medium-bodied with a nose of pipe tobacco, leather, dark cherry. Displaying a dark cherry forward with hints of clove, allspice, and baking spices on the mid-palate and a cherry spice pull through to the finish. 

Serving Suggestions
Pairs well with Bolognese, Lasagna, Ratatouille, Hanger Steak. 

Technical Information
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Niagara Escarpment
Alcohol: 13%
Sweetness Level: Dry

Brotherhood, America’s Oldest Winery
B Sparkling Rosé

Suggested Retail Price: $14.99

Accolades 
Best Hudson Valley Sparkling Wine and Double Gold Medal – Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition Gold Medal – New York Wine Classic 

Tasting Notes 
Shiny and pale rosewood in color. The nose displays notes of raspberry, gooseberry, and citrus fruits with creamy hints. The palate is juicy, fresh and mineral, with a smooth character, great acidity, and balance. 

Serving Suggestions  
A perfect aperitif, this Sparkling Rosé can also be an excellent dinner option for all types of seafood, especially fried fish. With aromas of sweet berries, it’s a great accompaniment to dessert, leaving a pleasant finish. 

Technical Information  
Grape Varieties: 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir 
Appellation: New York 
Alcohol: 12% 
Sweetness Level: Dry

Dr. Konstantin Frank
2018 Grüner Vetliner

Suggested Retail Price: $14.99

Accolades 
Recently released. Previous vintages have been rated 91 Points and Top 100 Best Buys of 2018 by Wine & Spirits Magazine and 88 Points by Robert Parker Wine Advocate. 

Tasting Notes 
Herbaceous on the nose with grassy notes paired with candied lemon zest, bright citrus, crisp red apple, light stone fruit and a dominate undertone of slate and mineral aromas. The mouthfeel is rounder and softer than the previous vintage offering a wine with more body suitable to pairing with heavier dishes. 

Serving Suggestions  
Pairs well with Asparagus (Grilled), Cheese (Blue, Rich or Stinky), Pork (Grilled, Fried), Scallops (Sauteed), Sushi, and Thai Cuisine. 

Technical Information 
Grape Variety: 100% Grüner Veltliner 
Appellation:  
Alcohol: 12.4% 
Sweetness Level: Dry 

Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars
2018 Dry Riesling

Suggested Retail Price: $14.99

Accolades 
Rated 91 Points, Best Buy, and Top 100 Values of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine. 

Tasting Notes 
Expresses intense notes of clementine and apricot balanced by an edge of minerality.  A lean, racy palate is highlighted by kiwi and bright lime leaf. 

Serving Suggestions  
Pair with roasted pork, Thai cuisine, baked ham or poached salmon. 

Technical Information  
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling 
Appellation: Finger Lakes 
Alcohol: 10.4% 
Sweetness Level: Dry 

Lieb Cellars
2018 Bridge Lane Rosé

Suggested Retail Price: $20.00

Accolades 
Recently released. Previous vintages have been awarded Gold Medals at the New York Wine Classic. 

Tasting Notes 
Light-bodied, dry rosé wine with bright acidity and fresh strawberry, peach and watermelon notes. 

Serving Suggestions  
Pairs well with roasted beet salad, Italian melty cheese sandwich, spicy rice, fresh oysters. 

Technical Information  
Grape Variety: 31% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot, 19% Malbec, 9% Pinot Noir, 8% Pinot Blanc, 6% Riesling 
Appellation: New York State 
Alcohol: 11.9% 
Sweetness Level: Dry 

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The mission of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation is to promote the world-class image of New York grapes and wines from our diverse regions to responsibly benefit farmers, producers and consumers through innovative marketing, research, communication, and advocacy.