Finger Lakes red wines: best new releases

Finger Lakes red wines
Credit: Dr Konstantin Frank

Paradoxically in a region so devoted to white wine and sparkling wine production, it seems that red wine is generating intense interest among winemakers.

Fred Merwath, winemaker and co-owner of iconic producer Hermann J. Wiemer, comments: ‘We can make some really interesting red wines in the Finger Lakes with tension and finesse. Our climate allows for ample hang time and flavour development without soaring potential alcohol levels.’

Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for 10 Finger Lakes red wines

PLUS see recommendations for Finger Lakes white and sparkling & sweet wines

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