Juicy and vibrant, with jasmine-gilded yellow apple, melon and mirabelle plum flavors backed by flashes of verbena and green almond on the finish. Shows lots of range and energy.
— James Molesworth, Wine Spectator



2017 Breakneck Creek Vineyard
Dry Riesling

Our first year working with this site has already shown great promise. The dramatic landscape of Breakneck Creek—cliffs and waterfalls—carved from hard layers of shale echoes in the minerality of this wine. It is dense with flavors of tropical fruits, lemon tart, chamomile, and vanilla.

As the Breakneck Vineyard produced pure sense of place this year, it seemed important that we introduce it to you.  The wine offers up outstanding minerality and a tension driven by freshness that is magnified by the total lack of sugar in our wines. -LB

breakneck creek

East side Seneca Lake - Valois
Soils: Gravelly silt loam


Harvest Dates: Oct. 27
Hand-harvested, sorted, and whole cluster pressed
Fermented with indigenous yeasts
Fermented and aged in neutral barriques
Residual Sugar: 0.3% RS (3 g/L)
Alcohol: 13% by vol.
Production: 125 cases

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