Crisp, firm and packed with intensity. The wine serves up lots of hazelnut, toast, spice, citrus, apple, melon, pear, honeysuckle and herb flavors. Creamy and rich on the finish, with a bright, refreshing edge.
A true field blend of Muscat, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Bianco, the Sylvanus is a profoundly aromatic, yet remarkably composed white wine. It’s exuberant on the nose with lush flowers, tropical fruit and a whiff of exotic spice. The palate is dry, but lusciously concentrated with notes of orange peel and waxy flower that finish with a touch of saline and oyster shell.
Nutty aromas reminiscent of cashews lead the way, followed up on the palate by more roasted nuts, white peaches and nectarines. Picks up some elegant citrus notes on the long finish. Based on a recent tasting of the 1997 Estate Selection (rated 90), this should improve over the next six months to a year.
A syrupy sweet dessert wine that serves up gobs of apricot and peach flavors. But searingly bright lemon-like acidity, reminiscent of eiswein, balances the richness and leaves the palate fresh.
Smooth textured, with soft but firm tannins and moderate acidity. The wine serves up black currant, tea, cola, sage, toast and citrus flavors. The feel turns a bit powdery on the end, finishing clean and fresh.
This is the only Long Island version of this white grape variety from northeastern Italy, but perhaps there should be more. Fermented in a mix of stainless steel and used wood, there's a touch of custardy richness and some dried-spice notes, but the emphasis is on clean, crisp melon, pineapple and citrus fruit. It's medium-bodied, with an appealing focus to the…