Red Wine

Ravines 2013 Pinot Noir

June 5, 2018

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.

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.