Saturday, June 16, 2007

Finger Lakes Wine Notes

- Remember to come on out and see me at Dr. Frank Wine Cellars (west side of Keuka Lake) next weekend, Saturday & Sunday June 23 & 24, from Noon to 4pm both days as I perform songs from my new CD, as well as Acoustic Rock & Blues Classics. The June 9th performance was a lot of fun and I thank all of you who stopped by and all of the great staff at Dr. Frank for their hospitality. If you'd like your own copy of my new CD "Sparkling Diamonds - Songs of The Finger Lakes", it's now available at the gift shops at Dr. Frank Wine Cellars, Lakewood Vineyards, and Barrington Cellars

- New Releases:

2005 Fulkerson Noiret, A “just released” Hybrid Red developed by Cornell U., layers of black cherry and elderberry fruit, 0% RS, aged in French & American Oak barrels for 12 months, $12 .00 (Notes from Fulkerson)
2005 Fulkerson Cabernet Sauvignon, Generous fruit forward aromas of blackberries with a touch of leather and tobacco carry through
to a fruity tart taste edged with vanilla that ends on a serious tannic note, 0% RS, aged in French Oak barrels for 1 year, $16.00 (Notes from Fulkerson). Fulkerson has also received an 86 Rating in the July '07 Wine Spectator magazine for their 2004 Vidal Blanc Iced Wine.

2006 Lakewood Pinot Gris, Lakewood's first bottling of Pinot Gris and it is excellent, Perfectly balanced with delicious rounded peach and pear tones and a long finish.

2006 Prejean Gewurztraminer, Following last years excellent vintage, this 2006 Gewurz is just as good, semi-dry, awesome floral and spice aromatics, lots of fruit with a touch of sweetness and finishing with a good dose of Gewurz spice. I'd also like to give accolades to Prejean's website. It is very informative and I particularly recommend the Winemaking section as a good primer for any new wine drinkers who want to know a bit more about the winemaking process.

- Lots of changes coming to Nagys' Winery (northeast Seneca Lake), Home of what was the smallest tasting room in the Finger Lakes, but not anymore. They are building Three!!! new businesses- Passionfeet Dance Barn, which will feature live music, and Stony Lonesome Winery, and Rogues Hollow Winery. Construction was proceeding quickly when we recently visited.

- Finger Lakes wineries continue to win awards. Here are the award winners form the 2007 Critics Challenge Competition. Congrats to all!!!

Chateau Frank
Critics Gold 2000 Blanc de Blancs Finger Lakes, NY $29.99
Critics Gold 2000 Blanc de Noirs Finger Lakes, NY $29.99

Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars
Critics Silver 2006 Rkatsiteli Finger Lakes, NY $24.99
Critics Silver 2006 Pinot Gris Finger Lakes, NY $19.99

Fox Run Vineyards
Critics Gold 2005 Riesling, Reserve Finger Lakes, NY $30.00

Fulkerson Winery
Critics Gold 2005 Semi-Dry Riesling Finger Lakes, NY $13.00

Glenora Wine Cellars
Critics Silver 2005 Meritage New York $19.99
Critics Silver 2001 Brut Finger Lakes, NY $24.99
Critics Gold 2006 Riesling, Dry Finger Lakes, NY $13.99


Christopher said...

Great job on the site Weekend Wino. Honestly surprised that there aren't more good FL wine blogs out there. Thanks for carrying the torch!

Kathleen said...

I will try to make it up there on Sunday to see you! If we're not in session on Saturday, I will be in the area visiting family and will be able to drop by. Will you take requests?
Albany, NY

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