By Lenn Thompson, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

TasteNYlogo Tomorrow night, I'll be co-hosting, with the folks at Peconic Bay Winery, a tasting of nearly 20 rieslings as a part of the TasteNY project I kicked off several months ago.

I'll be joined by several local winemakers, including Anthony Nappa (Shinn Estate), Juan Micieli-Martinez (Martha Clara Vineyards), Greg Gove (Peconic Bay Winery), Kareem Massoud (Paumanok Vineyards), Kelly Urbanik (Bedell Cellars), Miguel Martin (Palmer Vineyards) and Rich Olsen-Harbich (Raphael). 

Jim Silver from Peconic Bay has pulled together some 'ringer' wines — well-rated wines from Washington State, Germany, France and Austria — and several of the winemakers have added their own creations to the 12 Finger Lakes rieslings chosen for the project:

  • Heron Hill Winery 2005 Old Vines Riesling
  • Ravines Wine Cellars 2006 Riesling
  • Red Newt Wine Cellars 2006 Reserve Riesling
  • Sheldrake Point 2006 Reserve Riesling
  • Atwater Vineyards 2007 Dry Riesling
  • Wiemer Vineyards 2007 Dry Riesling
  • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2007 Dry Riesling 
  • Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards  2008 Homestead Reserve Riesling
  • Anthony Road Wine Company  2008 Semi-Dry Riesling
  • Billsboro Winery 2008 Riesling   
  • Fox Run Vineyards 2008 Riesling 
  • Lamoreaux Landing 2008 Red Oak Vineyard Riesling

We'll be asking the tasters to score the wines using the standard American Wine Society 20-point system.

Look for a post with results later in the week.