Red Newt Circle Riesling 2017 – 750ML

WA 89

Tasting Notes

Circle Riesling is meant to be a quintessential example of Finger Lakes Riesling; a touch of residual sugar to bring out the rich orchard fruit flavors without overwhelming the lemon zest and citrus that make it crisp and refreshing to drink. The overall wine is easy to drink, but made with as much seriousness and as many individual layers as any Riesling from Red Newt. The philosophy is simple; a crowd pleasing wine should still be multifaceted.

Wine Advocate

89 points - Wine Advocate // The 2017 Circle Riesling is a blend of vineyards (Tango Oaks and Lahoma) coming in at 31 grams per liter of residual sugar and 7.5 of total acidity, plus 10.5% alcohol. This is supposed to be Red Newt's easy-drinking label, on the sweeter side and with a larger production (4,000 cases). Yet it has always performed well. Maybe this year it performs even better? I hesitate to be so optimistic about the entry-level, but it seems terrific this year. There is enough acidityå_åÑåÓit does have some tension on the finish on openingå_åÑåÓto herd the sugar into controlled lanes. It is fresh and fun yet just a little distinguished as well. It is transparent and adds a touch of stones on the finish. It drank beautifully the next day as well, although admittedly it did show better on the first day. Overall, it's another super bargain from Red Newt (and the Finger Lakes) this issue. -Mark Squires (February, 2019)
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Varietal Riesling
Country United States
Region New York
Appellation Finger Lakes
Brand Red Newt


in a mixed case:
SKU 16095

31 in stock

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