Producer: Hudson-Chatham Winery
Region: New York (Casscles Vineyard)
Grapes: 100% Baco Noir
ABV: 11.5%
Price: $25*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Hudson-Chatham Winery 2015 Casscles Vineyard Baco Noir Reserve

89 points

Aromas range from strawberry preserves to cherry skins to wet gravel. Light in body, the palate shows more of that jammy-candy strawberry fruit, with a beam of acidity and just a little tannic grit. It's a bit one-note, with just a little bit of a minerally, earthy vein underneath, but it's delicious in its purity and freshness.

About Author

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

1 Comment

  1. Stephen Casscles on

    Thank you for your very kind comments. Baco Noir is one of my favorite grape varieties and great in the field. We hear more about “sustainable farming”, Baco Noir is one of those grapes that is not only “sustainable”, but a quality wine in the glass.

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