Producer:  Red Fox Cellars
Region: Grand Valley AVA
ABV: 13.5%
Price: $40*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Red Fox Cellars 2016 Teroldego

Red Fox Cellars 2016 Teroldego

88 points

Obviously, I know that small group of people are experimenting with teroldego here in New York, but Red Fox Cellars is working with it – as well as grapes like nebbiolo and dolcetto too! – out in Colorado.

Very aromatic, the nose starts off with black currants and blueberries with just a little black cherry skin, some herby licorice and chicory coffee.

Pure and more cherry-driven on a medium-fuller, palate that has very little oak footprint, allowing that purity to shine through. There are some roasty and herbal notes at the edges, but not a lot of complexity at this stage. Fresh acidity provides most of the structure.

It turned a bit more savory on days two and three open on my table. I think more comlpexity could develop here with more time in bottle.

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.

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