2019 Forge Cellars Dry Riesling Breakneck Creek


  • USA
  • New York
  • Finger Lakes
  • Seneca Lake
Drink between 2020 - 2026 (Edit)
CT91.7 7 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • MikePass44 Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 1, 2021 - So much salinity...this wine simply popped. Austere in the best way possible, impressively lengthy finish, lots of tart citrus. Keeps you coming back for more...

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • knorthrip Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 30, 2021 - Salt, slate, apples, and citrus.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    June 16, 2021 - Smells like the seashore. Does smell like seafood or sea shore. And that limestone taste continues on the palate. Very saline and Salty. Shale is the mother rock which is made from salt. Which is still harvested here. And they still have local salt. Really salty on the palate. Sabina notes the dancing texture to it. Very pure crystalline to it. They love oxygen and can stay open three or four days if not more. They feel 10 days can hold.

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  • rpulivella Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 26, 2021 - Citrus flowers on the nose and a bit viscous in the glass. The Breakneck Creek site seems to produce some powerful wine. Forge prefers single site wines and this one really shows the merits of the method. It’s bright and a bit acidic with some healthy body in the mid-palette. Then suddenly it drops a salt bomb just before transitioning into a nice long finish with hints of petrol, pear, and apple. It is an exceptional NY Finger Lakes Riesling.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 22, 2020 - Peach, other, mixed whitefruit notes and mineral qualities on the nose. Medium bodied (12% ABV) with peach, white apple and saline qualities upfront, broadening and deepening through the middle with other whitefruit notes as well as softer, more open peach. The mid-body showed good density and particularly good fruit expression. There were no greenfruit-based notes and while there's plenty of acidity, it was very much in balance with the fruit. The acidity, combined with tart citrus notes provided a clean finishing transition and left the wine feeling harmonious and neatly integrated overall. Forge rieslings can sometimes be a bit tight and acidity-dominant when they are this young. But this wine showed balance, nuance and depth and it felt like the fruit was expressive while remaining fully dry. This is the first of Forge's 2019 rieslings I've been able to try and considering how well it showed, I'm quite excited to see how this carries through the full lineup. I'll plan to open my next bottle in early Summer 2021.

    1 person found this helpful Comment

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  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2020, Issue #90, Recently-Tasted American Wines The First of the 2019 Vintage and Plenty of Older Wines, 11/1/2020

    (Dry Riesling “Breakneck Creek”- Forge Cellars (Seneca Lake)) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Charles Curtis MW
    NY Regional Profile, 7/14/2020 (link)

    (Forge Cellars, Breakneck Creek Vineyard Dry Riesling, Seneca Lake, New York, USA, White) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2019
  • Type White
  • Producer Forge Cellars
  • Varietal Riesling
  • Designation Dry Riesling
  • Vineyard Breakneck Creek
  • Country USA
  • Region New York
  • SubRegion Finger Lakes
  • Appellation Seneca Lake

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 127 (75%)
  • Consumed 42 (25%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

chicken curry, Dover sole - excellent with both

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