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Red Newt Cellars The Knoll Riesling 2016

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    The Knoll is a special two acre block of Riesling within the fifteen acres of Riesling for Red Newt at Lahoma Vineyards on the southwest side of Seneca Lake, which has been distinct from the time the vines went in. Planted with Geisenheim 239 Riesling, The Knoll is in fact a sandy knoll of land that rises over the rest of the rolling hills of Lahoma on a unique patch of Dunkirk Sandy-Loam. This soil type separates The Knoll from the other, slightly heavier, soils at Lahoma and is a relative rarity in the remainder of the Finger Lakes, but for Riesling it seems to be perfect. With both excellent air drainage due to the knoll itself and the water drainage of the soil, this block typically sees little disease pressure and is picked very ripe near the end of harvest. This is a riper more tropical expression of Riesling than the previous two. The palate shows a viscous weight, opulent, honeyed and rich with a core of stone fruit and minerality. It finishes very long with lime, floral notes, cinnamon and honey, and vibrant acidity. Intense, concentrated and very complex.
    RS: 4g/L TA: 7.5g/L pH: 3.09 ALC: 13.2%