Posts Written OnJune 06, 2013

rtr-2011-semi-dry-riesling

  With aromas of gun flint, pear and green melon, the Red Tail Ridge 2011 “RTR Vineyard” Semi-Dry Riesling is a wine that will appeal to casual sippers and riesling-lovers alike. Juicy with good-not-great acidity, the palate delivers a forward fruitiness that combines melon, citrus and pineapple. The finish lingers a bit, is nearly dry and shows a sprinkling of talc. Producer: Red Tail Ridge Winery AVA: Finger Lakes ABV: 12% TA: 7.4g/L pH: 2.97 Residual Sugar: 15.7 g/L Production: 630 cases Price: $16*| Buy now from Empire State Cellars   (3 out of 5, Very good/Recommended)    

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Darker in the glass than expected (two bottles were opened) there are signs of oxidation here. The nose shows cider-y apple notes with some bruised peach and dried pineapple. The palate is cider-y too with a yeast note and a squirt of grapefruit. Not flabby, but lacks focus and has a short, somewhat bitter, oxidized finish. Producer: Standing Stone Vineyards AVA: Finger Lakes ABV: 11.4% Price: $14*     (Not Recommended to Average)

kevin-welch

Today we’re pleased to announce that Kevin Welch has agreed to join the New York Cork Report team, focusing primarily on our Finger Lakes section. I’ve known Kevin for several years — mostly via Twitter and Facebook, but we have met in person as well — and have always admired his passion for and knowledge of Finger Lakes wines. Kevin grew up in Rochester, NY and his interest in wine started 15 years ago as he bartended his way through Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York at various bars, pubs, night clubs and even a yacht club. When he graduated however it was time to move on and start a career where he could apply that college degree and more importantly start paying it back. Luckily for him, the road he started upon, working at an international logistics company, included the opportunity to travel the world and with it the chance to eat…