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New York Wines: May 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 wines are priced at $18-$20 per bottle, highlighting some of the best “bang for your buck” wines that New York has to offer.

2018+Festival+Chardonnay+Paumanok

PAUMANOK VINEYARDS

2018 FESTIVAL CHARDONNAY
Suggested Retail Price: $19.00 

Accolades 
Previous vintage was rated 88 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate. 

Tasting Notes
Festival Chardonnay is a blend of several lots of Chardonnay. It was fermented entirely in stainless steel tanks. It is light, dry, crisp and clean with refreshing aromas and flavors of apple, lemon, pineapple and stones.  .  

Serving Suggestions
This is a great every day white, perfect with pasta, poultry, fish and cheese dishes. 

Technical Information  
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Appellation: North Fork of Long Island 
Alcohol: 12% 
Sweetness Level: Dry 

anthony road wine co cab franc

ANTHONY ROAD WINE COMPANY

2017 CAB FRANC/LEMBERGER
Suggested Retail Price: $20.00 

Accolades 
Past vintages have been awarded 93 Points by Wine & Spirits Magazine, 90 Points by Robert Parker Wine Advocate, and Top 100 by Wine & Spirits Magazine.

Tasting Notes 
Earthy notes – dried leaves, sage & cedar mix with fresh cherry, raspberry & citrus on the nose. There is a nice, long length of flavor that captures & extends the enjoyment.

Serving Suggestions  
Pairs well with beef, pork or poultry on the grill as well as stronger cheeses such as cheddar or gouda.

Technical Information  
Grape Varieties: 52% Cab Franc, 48% Lemberger A.K.A. Blaufränkisch 
Appellation: Finger Lakes 
Alcohol: 12.8% 
Sweetness Level: Dry 

HERMANN J. WIEMER VINEYARD

2018 DRY RIESLING 
Suggested Retail Price: $19.50 

Accolades 
Previous vintages have received 92 Points, Editor’s Choice & 93 Points, Editor’s Choice & 91 Points, and 92 Points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine; 93 Points & Best Buy from Wine & Spirits Magazine; 90 Points from Robert Parker The Wine Advocate; and 92 Points from James Suckling

Tasting Notes 
This signature Riesling is vibrant and aromatic, featuring the distinctive minerality that has become our trademark. Fragrant essence of spring blossoms sets the stage for a succulent palate of early fruit, balanced with a refreshing crispness, revealing the true qualities of the Riesling grape. A brilliant texture carries into a lingering finish, in a wine that accommodates a wide range of food.  

Serving Suggestions  
Pairs well with Asian cuisine, poultry, and shellfish 

Technical Information 
Grape Variety: Riesling
Appellation: Finger Lakes
Alcohol: 12%
Sweetness Level: Dry

RED NEWT CELLARS

2017 KELBY JAMES RUSSELL DRY ROSÉ
Suggested Retail Price: $18.00 

Tasting Notes 
It is a refreshingly and distinctly crisp rose, with distinctive minerally overlayed by bright fruit and intensely vibrant color. 

Serving Suggestions  
Pair with BBQ, spicy-curried dishes, and pizza.  

Technical Information  
Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Finger Lakes
Alcohol: 12.2%
Sweetness Level: Dry

ATWATER VINEYARDS

BUBBLE PINOT NOIR ROSÉ
Suggested Retail Price: $18.00 

Accolades 
Double Gold Medal, The Rosé Competition

Tasting Notes 
This perfectly balanced rosé Pinot Noir bubbles forth with expressive notes of strawberry and a delicious dry, cranberry finish making an ideal aperitif.

Serving Suggestions  
Dry rosés are a naturally versatile wine. Light salads, pasta and rice dishes, especially with seafood. Pair with goat cheeses, dry salami, olives and fig spreads.

Technical Information  
Grape Variety: 95% Pinot Noir, 5% Blaufränkisch
Appellation: Finger Lakes
Alcohol: 12.5%
Sweetness Level: Dry

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New York Wine & Grape Foundation

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.