Wine Reviews

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.

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.