Thursday, November 17, 2005
Favorite Places (continued)
Continuing on Keuka Lake just north of Bully Hill is Heron Hill Winery http://www.heronhill.com This is one of the most architecturally and scenically beautiful wineries in the Finger Lakes and the wines are also outstanding. From our trip last weekend, here are my tasting notes. 2003 Dry Riesling, $13.99, .8% Residual Sugar, It starts with that classic Riesling citrus/lemon flavor rolling smoothly into a dry finish, very balanced. 2003 Semi-Dry Riesling, 12.99, 1.8% Residual Sugar, Steel aged, More intense fruitiness than the dry Riesling with a touch more sweetness, still very balanced. 2003 Eclipse White, $15.99, .6% Residual sugar, A blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Gris, and I taste Chardonnay on the front, Sauvignon Blanc in the middle, and Pinot Gris at the finish. Nice balance with a touch more on the acidity side. Game Bird White, $8.99, .8% Residual sugar, A blend of Cayuga, Seyval, and Chardonnay. Nice floral scents with light citrus flavors. A very nice light, easy drinking wine. Special thanks to John, our very informative wine server.
Heron Hill Winery- Beautiful Tasting Room