“Nine Finger Lakes Rieslings Under $35”

Tango Oaks Vineyard

The geological diversity of the Finger Lakes Region’s vineyards are clearly expressed in the variety of Rieslings produced. The glaciers of the last ice age scraped and combined the soil types carving out the topography of the area creating a uniquely varied and rich landscape. 

Wine Enthusiast released an article last week examining the diversity of Finger Lakes Rieslings and the success of several single block/single vineyard Rieslings. In naming nine Finger Lakes Rieslings they recommend under $35, we were delighted to see our 2015 Tango Oaks Vineyard Riesling in the mix.  Read the article here!

The Tango Oaks Vineyard is located less than one half mile downslope from the Red Newt Cellars Winery, on Seneca Lake’s Southeast side.   A truly unique vineyard site, Tango Oaks represents how seamlessly ‘old’ and ‘new’ terroir can come together in the Finger Lakes.  Historically, the site where Tango Oaks sits has been known as ‘Peach Orchard Point’ since the 1600s; first to the native Iroquois who maintained it, later to the Wickham family, who took over the site in the 1790s after receiving it for their service in the Revolutionary War.  At Tango Oaks, the soil itself is ‘new’, as the twenty-foot deep layer of gravel was deposited there by the epic flood of 1935.  With Riesling vines erupting out of these stones, and not much topsoil to speak of, Tango Oaks always results in the most elegant, mineral, and filigreed style of Riesling from Red Newt.


Tango Oaks Riesling – 90+ points!

2013 Riesling Tango Oaks Vineyard

  • Canberra International Riesling Challenge: 96 points & Best North American Riesling
  • Wine Advocate: 91 points

2014 Riesling Tango Oaks Vineyard

  • Wine Enthusiast: 93 points
  • Wine Advocate: 92 points
  • Vinous: 94 pointsVinous: 94 points

2015 Riesling – Tango Oaks Vineyard

  • Wine Enthusiast: 92 points
  • Vinous: 94 points
  • James Suckling: 94 points
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