Monday, January 15, 2007

Finger Lakes News & Notes

- Mrs. Wino & I were treated to some barrel samples at Lakewood Vineyards this past weekend and I can only say Wow! The Stamps have a new Pinot Gris in the works that is delicious and a new Chardonnay & Riesling that are fabulous. They are all jam-packed with fruit and well balanced. And their soon to be released 2005 Cab Franc will definitely be well-received. If these wines are indicative of the wine to be released in the Finger Lakes in 2007, all I can say is 2007 is going to be a great year!

- We also had a good stop at Lamoreaux Landing and, once again, I have to say that Mark Wagner has to be considered one of the top winemakers in The Finger Lakes. His wines define elegance and balance. He crafts wines with a full, round, satiny mouth feel that are a real treat to the senses. His Chardonnay, Riesling, Cab Franc, & Merlot are well worth the trip up the east side of Seneca Lake.

- I'd like to welcome a new Finger Lakes wine blog to the Blogosphere. Check out the
Finger Lakes Wine Tribune blog with reviews of Finger Lakes wine.

- The 6th Annual Wine On Ice event is coming up on Jan.26 & 27 in Elmira

- Icy Roads, but No Ice Wine, yet

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