Wine Reviews

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.

Holiday Mulled Wine with Keuka Spring Vineyards Epic Reserve 2015

December 24, 2017

It’s cold out there… so why not warm up to a mulled red wine. A European tradition in various forms and names, mulled wine is basically various spices, sugar, brandy and wine warmed up on the stove. The aromas wafting from the kitchen will alone put you in the holiday spirit. And sitting on the couch sipping from your warm mug will make you wish winter would stay longer.

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.