Category: Reviews

Lieb Cellars 2017 Estate Sparkling Pinot Blanc

The newest vintage – 2017– of this long-time favorite (my wife and I toasted one another at our wedding with

LOOSE TASTING NOTES FROM NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, AND Pennsylvania — November 11, 2020

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

Trestle ThirtY-One 2017 Riesling

Made with fruit grown in Zugibe Vineyard on Seneca Lake, this riesling shows beautiful aromas of green apple, fennel frond,

LOOSE TASTING NOTES FROM Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, NEW YORK, AND VIRGINIA — OCTOBER 29, 2020

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

Hosmer Winery 2019 Dry Rose of Cabernet Franc

If you’ve been reading this site for very long, you know that I don’t “do” Thanksgiving pairings. You can find

Blenheim Vineyards 2019 Rkatsiteli

There’s still not a lot of rkatsiteli planted in the East, but what is in the ground is leading to

Early Mountain Vineyards 2017 Quaker Run Vineyard Cabernet Franc

If you love cabernet franc – and I mean really love cabernet franc, not over-wrought, over-oaked wannabe cabernet sauvignon –

Wagner Vineyards 2018 Dry Riesling

To be frank, 2018 was a tough vintage for Finger Lakes riesling. Despite some of the too-high scores I see

Barboursville Vineyards 2018 Vermentino Reserve

A melange of lemon-forward aromas greet the nose here – lemon peel, lemongrass and lemon oil – along with a

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