A breakthrough Chardonnay from upstate New York. Aromas of toasted nuts and buttered spiced pears are classic, with flavors of cinnamon, pears and cashews that feel custardy in the mouth. Finishes long, with tangy acids and nutty overtones. Editors’ Choice.
Although the aromas are sweet, oozing with pear nectar, stone fruit, dried spices and apple blossoms, this wine features only 1.5% residual sugar. It’s fairly big for a Finger Lakes Riesling, with a slightly oily texture, and comes across as being close to dry thanks to firm acids on the finish. The only problem with this wine is its limited availability.
Restrained, rather savory aromas of dill, fennel, apple and saline are some of the many nuances of this dry yet surprisingly supple Riesling. The palate boasts notes of bright apple, lime juice and lime skin, highlighted by a rich, minerally sheen.
There’s a whiff of cherry blossom perfume on this beautifully concentrated, elegantly structured Pinot from Silver Thread. On the palate, fleshy red fruit flavors are accented by vivacious acidity and a twinge of plum skin bitterness. Finishes bold with a coating of furry tannins.
Smoke and bramble fringe vibrant cassis and cranberry flavors on this rich, round wine. Made predominantly from Cabernet Franc, it’s a touch plush and soft, but boasts supple tannins and an elegant violet and vanilla finish.
Sure, it’s a light hue of red, but one whiff tells you it’s not going to lack for flavor. Strawberries and tart cherries mingle with scents of wet bracken, and a sweet spicy sensation lingers on the finish. Light in body but pretty, with a sense of elegance and harmony. Drink now.
Leafy, brambly notes are prominent against a backdrop of lean red-cherry flavors on this tart, Cabernet Franc-dominant blend. It’s a vibrantly acidic but delicately structured wine with soft, rippling tannins on the finish.