Wine Reviews

Happy Easter! 2003 Chateau LaGrange with Rib Roast

April 1, 2018

Just a short video to wish everyone a Happy Easter! Leah and I had a delicious rib roast with a 2003 Chateau LaGrange from St. Julien in Bordeaux. A very delicate nose and descent palate of green vegetables, blue berries and cassis. A lot of tannin for a wine thats pushing 15 years old.

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

2015 Altovinum Evodia

February 8, 2018

From Eric Solomon comes this Garnacha variety from Aragon, Spain.  Hand harvested and aged in French oak this is a dark jammy wine with powerful notes of blueberry, oak, vanilla on the nose and a moderate body with gobs of jam with a good balance between fruit and acidity.  Some cocoa powder too.  Went super well with Manchego cheese and medium intensity Gruyere.  This wine was under $10 and a great value.

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.