Seneca 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.

Forge Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir Classique

March 18, 2018

As pinot enthusiasts, it is hard for us to resist an unfamiliar bottle on the shelf. Especially when the pinot hails from the Finger Lakes. This is no exception and even satisfies the wine geek in the process. Forge Cellars is a small operation that boasts dry Rieslings and Pinot Noir on their roster. This wine, as with all of their bottles, is unfiltered, hand picked and hand sorted. Garnet in color, it reveals primarily smoke, plumb, and vanilla on the nose. The body is light and fairly straight forward with oak, cherry juice, and mild tannins. Although this bottle… Read more

Miles Wine Cellars Treasure

February 2, 2018

The Finger Lakes are known for making excellent dessert style wines, but usually with white grapes. One look at this port style bottle and you know that this is a different type of dessert wine. Miles Cellars delights any port lover with this ruby styled version made with Lemberger grapes. Cherries, cassis, coffee and chocolate predominate on the nose. The mouth is similar to the nose, with a viscous and smooth texture. One sip is not enough so its worth seeking out your own bottle to take the chill out of the house.

Chateau Lafayette Reneau 2015 Dry Riesling

November 21, 2017

A great representation of Finger Lakes wine, this Riesling entices with a citrus and grassy nose. Champagne yellow in color, it shines in the glass and is entertaining on the palate with a long lime finish. It will make anyone a fan of the dry version of this varietal at a decent price point. WF score 90