Forge Cellars Riesling 2015 in THE WINE SPECTATOR Top 100
FORGE Riesling Finger Lakes Classique 2015 Score: 92
FORGE Riesling Finger Lakes Classique 2016 Score: 91
FORGE Riesling Finger Lakes Classique 2017 Score: 91
Wine Spectator, March 1, 2018 : FORGE Riesling Finger Lakes Classique 2016 Score: 91 | $19 Rich and focused, with citrus oil, jasmine, yellow apple and mirabelle plum notes melded together and carrying through the straw-tinged 􀂡nish. Drink now through 2021. 2,265 cases made.—James Molesworth
FORGE Riesling Seneca Lake Dry Classique 2017 Score: 91 | $19 WS Review: Jasmine and mustard seed notes lead the way here, backed by a mix of yellow apple, mirabelle plum and citrus oil flavors. Shows good intensity through the finish. Drink now through 2022. 5,773 cases made.—James Molesworth Why It's of Note: This is the core wine in Forge's range, a New York winery led by Rhône-based winemaker Louis Barruol of Château de St.-Cosme. It's made from grapes on the southeast edge of Seneca Lake and the west side of Cayuga Lake. Instead of the more traditional stainless steel–only aging for Riesling, this cuvée relies on 50 percent neutral French oak.