Posts Written OnMarch 11, 2008

Bedell Cellars 2005 Musée Launch Party Report

By Sasha Smith, New York City Correspondent If you’re going to name your prestige wine Musée and put a Chuck Close daguerreotype on the label, where better to launch it at The Modern? Last night Bedell Cellars hosted a party to officially introduce their newest, top-of-the-line cuvée. A blend of 78% merlot, 17% cabernet sauvignon, and 5% petit verdot from the Wells Road and Bedell Estate vineyards, the wine is aged for 15 months French oak, half of it new. Soft and supple with well-integrated oak and notes of plum and cocoa, the wine is incredibly easy to drink. (The…

WTN: Treleaven 2006 Gewurztraminer (Finger Lakes)

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I had high hopes when I opened this wine from King Ferry Winery/Treleaven . I’ve thoroughly enjoyed their rieslings in the past and thought that their rose (made with cab franc) was pretty nice too. Unfortunately, this one wasn’t my favorite. Treleaven’s 2006 Gewurztraminer ($14.50) is an extremely pale straw yellow. The nose is tight and doesn’t offer much in the way of aromas — some light floral notes and just a little spice. Medium-light bodied, it is somewhat neutral tasting with just a little bit of the classic Gewürztraminer character that I love (rose petals, lychee, ginger spice). The…

To Drink or To Blog?

By Jason Feulner, Finger Lakes Correspondent Jamie’s recent post about being a little "sick" of wine grabbed my attention, not only due to the fact that she chose to reveal the private nature of her own wine-related thoughts, but also because she hit upon a chord that I see reverberating throughout the wine blogosphere. I’m nowhere near the wine blog reader that is the guru Lenn, but I’ve noticed in my own limited searches that many blogs seem a bit, well, down recently, and some writers are making sentiments known that mirror Jay’s.  One blogger who I have come to…