The very dry Railroad Riesling demonstrates how “bone dry” can be achieved on Seneca Lake, even in a cold year such as 2018. This wine will be a fantastic friend for food; its salinity will elevate many types of food. You’ll see its mineral characters grow year after year. Bon voyage!
East side Seneca Lake - Lodi
Soils: loam with shale
Hand-harvested, sorted, and whole cluster pressed
Residual Sugar: 0.15% (1.5 g/L)
Alcohol: 12% by vol.
Production: 100 cases
The Finger Lakes - FLX as the cool kids call it - is set to come on strong and is a wine region to watch. With a combination of now older vines, more experienced winemakers, more investment, and even global warming to an extent, the wines from here have never been better.
Forge is a small, artisanal producer focusing entirely on Dry Riesling and Pinot Noir. Forge are 3 partners: French Winemaker-Grower, Louis Barruol of Château de Saint Cosme in Gigondas and American partners Richard Rainey, and Justin Boyette