Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Finger Lakes News & Notes Oct. 24, 2007

- If you are in the Naples NY area, I'll be performing at The Brown Hound Bistro this Friday from 6pm to 9pm. Come out for some great food & some great tunes! Check out the links on the right side of this page for my upcoming performance dates and where to purchase my new CD.

- Scott Osborn & Peter Bell of Fox Run share their thoughts on the 2007 Harvest

- Fulkerson Winery expands vineyard with an additional 12.6 acres of Riesling

- Peak Fall Foliage colors finally arrive in the Finger Lakes

- New hybrid grape varieties continue to be developed

- Retired Californians make Sunset On Seneca a beautiful place

- Check out some great art from the Ithaca Art trail

- Upstate New York folks like to eat, maybe too much?

- Finger Lakes region gets share of state funding

- The New York Times profiles Watkins Glen

- Ken's Wine Guide reviews their favorites from their recent Finger Lakes trip

- The thrill of catching rainbows in Skaneateles

-Fulkerson Winery announces the following new releases (with tasting notes by Fulkerson):
2006 Dry Riesling
$13.99 per btl. .7% rs
Let the fragrant sweet nose of green melon, pear and honey lead you
onto vibrant refreshing tastes of crisp lemon and grapefruit. The acidic
mineral finish is a true palate cleanser – that’s why we love Riesling!

2006 Gewurztraminer
$15.99 per btl. 1.1% rs
Your going to fall in love with this fascinating new vintage. The exotic
floral and lychee fruit aromas are followed by soft pleasant full tastes
of citrus and spice. A perfect wine to ring in October-fest!

2005 Reserve Red
$8.88 per btl. 0% rs
Aged 10 months in 2/3 French Oak and 1/3 American Oak barrels. Our
everyday red for everyday foods is back with Oomph! It is a blend of Baco Noir
and Corot Noir Grapes. The bouquet of spicy black plums and dried figs integrates
nicely with the smooth taste of cherry and oak that ends on a suprising sweet note.

2005 Caleb
$13.99 per btl. 0% rs
Our meritage blend was named in honor of Caleb Fulkerson who journeyed here
and staked out land in 1805. An exquisitely handcrafted blend comprised of three
red grape varieties (Noiret, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc). It begins with
a toasty buttery nose laced with black pepper. Smooth round flavors of black fruit
with a long expansive finish.

2005 Merlot
$17.99 per btl. 0% rs
An exceptional full-bodied Merlot-it's not going "Sideways"! Notice the
beautiful garnet color and aromas of ripe plums, cranberries and smoky oak
of this serious red. It has a lively mouthfeel with tastes of berries and a little
black pepper coupled with a generous tannic backbone.

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