Jun 13 2012
The New York region holds a Top 5 spot for the most bountiful wine producing states in the the U.S., which most definitely includes white wines. Below are examples of the presently most popular white wines in New York from wineries in the New York area.
The Macari Sauvignon Blanc 2008
The making of this particular wine was described as coming from a “challenging” vintage. The liquid itself is green in hue, with a gooseberry/grapefruit aroma and moderately acidic on the tongue. Described as slightly sharper than some of the finer whites, it is generally popular in the New York area. This vintage runs at approximately $23 per bottle.
2008 Billsboro Riesling
Winemaker Vinny Aliperti gives us this vintage described as showing many regional characteristics and also of having a crisp, fruity taste. To distinguish this blend from others is its use of a process called arrested fermentation and not back-sweetening, which is said to give the wine “crispness”. This Riesling can be found for roughly $16 per bottle.
Goose Watch Diamond
Known for hailing from Finger Lakes, Goose Watch Diamond is sometimes known as one the finer white wines, its grapes grown in New York for the last 100 years. It is said to have a floral scent and when combined with the fresh grape smell, they work beautifully to make a semi sweet wine. This wine can be purchased foraround $10 per bottle.
Martha Clara Gewurztraminer 2008
This specific wine is described as having the flavor and smell of jasmine, with a slight orange tanginess without any of the overpowering flavor that might ruin the flavor of a good wine. This vintage can be purchased for roughly $20 per bottle.
2007 Jamesport Reserve
This wine was commonly expounded to have a vanilla smell without being overdone. It also had what has been characterized as a creamy texture, much to tasters’ delight. To get your hands on a bottle of the 2007 Jamesport Reserve, you’ll find yourself spending roughly $30.
So if you want to get a hold of one of New York’s most renowned white wines, it actually doesn’t have to be that difficult or that expensive. Some of the finest and most celebrated wines are locally grown, locally pressed, and locally loved.
Jeff Myers has been interested in New York wineries and New York wine bars for many years, writing many articles on the topic. For more information about wineries in New York and New York wine bars, please visit his site.