Keuka Lake

Ravines 2013 Pinot Noir

June 5, 2018

Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It requires the proper climate, the right soil, the perfect weather and a masterful winemaker. It is the grape of Burgundy of which some of the most expensive bottles of wine are made. But Pinot Noir can find its place in the climate of the Finger Lakes and in this video, Leah and David try a wonderfully crafted version from Ravines Wine Cellars. Constructed in the Burgundian method it reflects both the terroir of the Finger Lakes as well as the old world style of France.

Heron Hills Winery 2015 Eclipse Red

January 17, 2018

Heron Hill created a red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot that is both affordable and pleasing. With bright ruby in the glass, the aromas of dark berries, smoke, cherry wood, and cassis get the senses piqued. On the palate, the wine is initially a bit tight with moderate tannins and acidity. Further exposure to air brings out more smoke, mild fruit flavors and bittersweet chocolate. Overall it is a good purchase as long as the consumer pairs this meritage with the appropriate entree such as steak or short ribs.

Holiday Mulled Wine with Keuka Spring Vineyards Epic Reserve 2015

December 24, 2017

It’s cold out there… so why not warm up to a mulled red wine. A European tradition in various forms and names, mulled wine is basically various spices, sugar, brandy and wine warmed up on the stove. The aromas wafting from the kitchen will alone put you in the holiday spirit. And sitting on the couch sipping from your warm mug will make you wish winter would stay longer.