Category: Reviews

Beneduce Vineyards 2019 Gewurzt Pet Nat

Beneduce Vineyards in Pittstown, NJ makes what I consider the Garden State’s best still gewurztraminer, so it isn’t a shock

LOOSE TASTING NOTES FROM Michigan, NEW YORK, AND Virginia — January 18, 2021

These near-weekly posts contain short reviews that come almost verbatim from my notebook with only limited editing for wines that

Fjord Vineyards 2019 Estate Cabernet Franc

Cabernet franc is successfully grown and made into good-to-great wine across New York and when not overworked in the cellar,

Sheldrake Point Winery 2017 Chardonnay

The toasted oak on the nose gave me pause here – it somewhat overwhelms the citrus and tropical fruit character

American Wine Project 2018 “Rivals” Lacrosse

Lacrosse, a modern hybrid cultivar developed by Elmer Swenson in the 1970s, is a cross of Seyval Blanc with a

Stony Lonesome Wine 2018 Gewurztraminer

There’s a light grassy edge to the pear-, melon- and grapefruit-driven nose of this good-value ($15) Gewurztraminer. A little bit

Hickory Hollow Wine Cellars Cuvee X

It’s been some time since I’ve tasted one of winemaker Nathan Kendall’s wines when I didn’t think it was delicious

Palmer Vineyards 2019 Pinot Blanc

Pinot blanc can be a bit neutral, but this example offers beautiful aromas of citrus and tropical fruit along with

Scout Vineyards 2018 Niagara Escarpment Pinot Noir

Scout Vineyards is located in the Finger Lakes, but the fruit that went into this pinot noir was grown in

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