The first US adventure of the Brilliant Louis Barruol

91pts Wine Spectator


Brilliant gold in hue. A low-toned, savory nose of white sage, lemon juice, oyster shell, and subtle flowers introduces this wine. The palate is dry but creamy, boasting impressive texture weight and balance. The acidity swells across the tongue, concluding on a rocky, smoky finish evocative of gun powder. 3 grams per liter residual sugar.

Forges Cellar, Dry Riesling, 2014

  • Riesling Classique 2014

    100% Riesling

    80% east side Seneca Lake 20% west side Cayuga Lake

    Soils: shale, gravelly loam and clay with limestone

    Hand-harvested, sorted, and whole cluster pressed Harvest Dates: Oct. 19 - Nov. 4

    Fermented with mostly indigenous yeasts

    Aged in 40% stainless steel and 60% neutral barriques

    Residual Sugar: 0.3%

    Production: 1600 cases

    Alcohol: 12.5%