Wine Reviews

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

December 15, 2017

There is elegance in simplicity, especially when it comes to cocktails. Here is an eye-catching and palate-pleasing twist on your holiday bubbly. With three ingredients: sparkling wine, pomegranate seeds, and pomegranate juice, this speedy creation gives a festive mood to your holiday entertaining.

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

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.

Bergstrom 2011 Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard

November 29, 2017

This is a wine that was purchased during a visit to Bergstrom several years ago. The presentation of this wine is exceptional with a beautiful bottle and powerful label. The nose is complex but the taste is a bit hollow. The overall score is still respectable despite the lower price/value.