Posts Written OnJanuary 01, 2013

lenz-08-gewurztraminer

Lenz Winery 2008 Gewurztraminer ($20) is — just about every year — Long Island’s best gewurzt and at $20, is typically one of the lowest-price gewurztraminers as well. Aromas of musk melon, black tea, lychee, pineapple, rose petal and spice combine to create a complex, varietally correct nose. Less singularly floral than some gewurzt, this one combines richness with freshness for perfect balance. Melon and pineapple fruit flavors are accented by notes of jasmine, ginger, lychee and a sprinkling of baking spice. Dry, concentrated and with a medium-long finish, this is a classic example of winemaker Eric Fry’s gewurzt. Producer: Lenz Winery AVA: North Fork of Long Island ABV: 13% Price: $20*  (4 out of 5, Outstanding and Delicious, Highly Recommended)

2013

As 2013 begins, we’d just like to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year — and of course thank you for reading NYCR and being a part of the New York wine community. Not a day goes by that I’m not amazed with what we’ve created together here in this corner of the rnet. 2012 was a challenging year here on the site — but for the best of reasons. Newborns in the Thompson, Dawson and Flaherty homes made writing time difficult to come by on occasion. Not everyone realizes it, but NYCR is a true labor of love for the staff. We all have day jobs that pay our mortgages/rent and put food on our respective tables. These jobs are often well beyond 40 hours per week. Add families and just living life and it’s amazing that we’re able to cobble together a website like this one.…