Ravines 2011 Argetsinger Vineyard Riesling was selected by a team of sommeliers as a "contemporary classic" of the Finger Lakes region. The article, "Sommelier Scavenger Hunt", appears in the December 2014 issue of Wine & Spirits magazine.
Teams of sommeliers were sent to various American wine regions to locate wines that best express that region's terroir. All selected wines were then presented in a grand tasting once the teams compiled all their tasting data.
The three-member Finger Lakes team lauded the Argetsinger Vineyard Riesling’s "precision" and called it "astounding". "Even the highest-acidity, driest Rieslings don’t have this wine’s crystalline quality," said Matthew Kaner of Bar Covell in Los Angeles, who was the Finger Lakes team leader. "...the vineyard…[is] trained perfectly, 30-year-old vines with the right sun exposure...fantastic grapes."