'11 Knapp Finger Lakes Riesling

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'11 Knapp Finger Lakes Riesling

Postby Carl Eppig » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:45 pm

2011 Knapp, Finger Lakes, Riesling ($14.95 U.S.). Alcohol level: 11.5%. This wine offers citrus and apples on the nose and upfront. It has excellent structure with more fruit including ripe peaches, a touch of sweetness, and crisp acidity in the middle; and it finishes very nicely. We matched it with stuffed scallops, pilaf, and sliced tomatoes. Simply wonderful!!!
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Re: '11 Knapp Finger Lakes Riesling

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:28 am

Sounds terrific Carl. Finger Lake wines are on my go-to list, have no experience with wines from the area at all.
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Re: '11 Knapp Finger Lakes Riesling

Postby Dan Smothergill » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:34 am

Knapp doesn't get much attention but its Riesling is consistently good.
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Re: '11 Knapp Finger Lakes Riesling

Postby Thomas » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:20 am

Dan Smothergill wrote:Knapp doesn't get much attention but its Riesling is consistently good.


Agree. It is among the older Riesling vineyards in the region, and the winemaking is connected to the head winemaker at Glenora, the winery that owns Knapp.
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Re: '11 Knapp Finger Lakes Riesling

Postby Jon Leifer » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:44 pm

Thanks, Thomas..wasn't aware that Glenora owned Knapp..Am also a fan of Knapp's chardonnay in addition to their reisling
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Re: '11 Knapp Finger Lakes Riesling

Postby Carl Eppig » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:35 pm

We've been going through a supply of the 2012s lately. It show all the characteristics of previous bottlings including the 2011 above. Most recently we matched it boneless pork chops rubbed with Penseys' Pork Chop Seasoning and grilled over charcoal and hickory chips; with sides of baked sweet potato and nuked yellow and green zucchini. Great meal!
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