Other Regions

Happy Easter! 2003 Chateau LaGrange with Rib Roast

April 1, 2018

Just a short video to wish everyone a Happy Easter! Leah and I had a delicious rib roast with a 2003 Chateau LaGrange from St. Julien in Bordeaux. A very delicate nose and descent palate of green vegetables, blue berries and cassis. A lot of tannin for a wine thats pushing 15 years old.

Thousand Islands Winery Honey Harbor Mead

February 28, 2018

Expand your repertoire and branch out from grape wine to it’s older sister, mead. Honey wine, as it is also referred to, is made around the world, and in New York State. This version from Thousand Island Winery is a sweet style made with just water, honey and yeast. Pale in the glass, the aromas of citrus, clover and honey predominate. The body is light and although sweet, is comparable to a semi-sweet Riesling. Try this with spicy foods and you may become a fan of this ‘nectar of the gods’.

2015 Altovinum Evodia

February 8, 2018

From Eric Solomon comes this Garnacha variety from Aragon, Spain.  Hand harvested and aged in French oak this is a dark jammy wine with powerful notes of blueberry, oak, vanilla on the nose and a moderate body with gobs of jam with a good balance between fruit and acidity.  Some cocoa powder too.  Went super well with Manchego cheese and medium intensity Gruyere.  This wine was under $10 and a great value.

Franciscan Estate’s 2003 Magnificat

February 2, 2018

To celebrate a special day I opened a bottle of Franciscan Estate’s 2003 Magnificat. I’ve had this bottle in my cellar for nearly 13 years. Leah prepared a fantastic dinner and this wine went so well. What a treat!

Adirondack Winery 2016 Barrel Aged Chardonnay

December 3, 2017

Adirondack Winery 2016 Barrel Aged Chardonnay- This New World style chardonnay is a feast for all the senses. A beautiful label keeps the wine clothed and reveals a complex woody nose once poured. On the palate, citrus, butter and oak are the main themes with a light body at 12.5 % alcohol. This bottle is a good representation of what Finger Lakes growers (and Adirondack wine makers) can do with the chardonnay varietal. WF score 85.