June 16, 2019
It is the last week of spring and the rain continues – as it has for the past month. Even so we decided to go camping and enjoy a Zugibe Vineyards (Finger Lakes) 2016 Cab Franc.
Leah and I visited Caymus back in 2008 and their Cabernet Sauvignon is one of our favorites. This 2015 Caymus is rated 94 points by Robert Parker.
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.
There is much debate in the Finger Lakes region about who makes the best Riesling. Is it grown in the Finger Lakes or in Germany? In this video Leah and David compare the 2015 dry riesling from Dr. Loosen of Germany to the 2015 dry riesling from Dr. Konstantin Frank of the Finger Lakes. Who will come out on top?