In a recent wine review conducted by renowned critic James Suckling, Galen Glen Winery in Andreas, Pennsylvania received high praise for their exceptional wines. The winery’s portfolio impressed Suckling, with seven of their wines earning scores of 90 or above on the 100-point scale.

Galen Glen’s Stone Cellar collection, their highest-tiered offering, showcased three standouts that received coveted ratings. The Grüner Veltliner 2022 earned an impressive 94 points, while the Riesling 2021 and Cabernet Franc 2021 received 92 and 91 points, respectively. Suckling was particularly enthusiastic about the Grüner Veltliner, even suggesting that it might be the finest rendition of Austria’s signature grape ever produced in the United States.

Galen Glen Winery has been at the forefront of Grüner Veltliner production in America since 2003, gaining recognition as the “first family of Grüner.” Their flagship grape has become a bestseller, thanks to the favorable climate and terrain that foster its growth and exceptional quality.

Under their Vinology label, Galen Glen showcased two more noteworthy wines. The Grüner Veltliner 2022 received 92 points, with Suckling praising its captivating palate, while the Fossil Vineyard Riesling 2021 scored an impressive 93 points. The latter wine holds a special significance for the winery, as the Riesling vines grow in soils containing hundreds of ancient fossils.

Galen Glen’s newest wine and first signature label, Erin Elizabeth sparkling wines, also garnered high ratings from Suckling. The Erin Elizabeth Grüner Veltliner Sparkling 2021 achieved 90 points, and the Erin Elizabeth Riesling Sparkling 2021 earned an impressive 92 points.

Wines are scored on a 100-point scale, with scores above 90 considered exceptional and highly recommended by critics. Suckling and his team conducted blind tastings to ensure unbiased evaluations, considering aspects such as appearance, aroma, flavor, and finish.

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