Posts Written OnApril 08, 2013

Heron Hill Winery 2010 Reserve Blaufrankisch


With aromas of red cherries, cherry cough medicine and toasty, somewhat raw oak, the nose on the Heron Hill Winery 2010 Reserve Blaufrankisch ($40) only shows subtle hints of the peppery spice one typically expects with this variety. Medium bodied with drying wood tannins and a bit too much oak character (which covers up some of the fruit and complexity) the palate does show more of that varietal black pepper spice. The finish is medium-length with red cherry, raspberries and vanilla oak. On day two, it showed a bit more fruit on the palate, but not enough to balance overall. One of the…

Help Wanted: Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Niagara, Lake Erie Regions


Later this week, we’ll announce the addition of two new contributors — someone to help cover all of the latest news in New York wine and someone to help me cover Long Island wine country. But, we’re always looking for passionate people who are interested in sharing their affection for local libations. Specifically, we are looking for people in the Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Niagara and Lake Erie regions who are interested in learning and writing about the local wines in those areas. So, if you love local wine and want to get some writing experience, join the team behind…