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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.

The most expensive wine in the Finger Lakes

December 31, 2017

This wine is the epitome of quality Finger Lake’s viticulture. In the spring of 2014, Sheldrake Point Winery discovered Mother’s Nature’s providence on making a dessert wine. After storing the juice in an outside tank, natural fermentation occurred. The result of this experiment is a brilliant gold wine boasting of orange blossoms, stone fruits, honey, and fig newtons. This well balanced ice wine has a palate full of honeyed apricots and peaches, with a very long citrus finish. At $100 a bottle, this wine is sure to impress, but wait until you truly experience and savor it.

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.

Inspire Moore Love 2016 Riesling

December 10, 2017

A marriage of appearance and taste, this creatively and sustainably adorned bottle is quite pleasant to drink. Once the pink-red cork is removed, a nose of pineapple, citrus and shale is revealed. This semi-dry version from Inspire Moore is quite palatable with grapefruit, grass and minerality. The crispness of the acidity is rounded out with faint sweet notes at the end. WF 88 points