Posts Written OnFebruary 21, 2005

Lenz 2000 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon

For obvious reasons, I enjoy my visits to The Lenz Winery in Peconic, NY even if I don’t actually own it, haha. Frankly, I used to be disappointed by the basic, second-label wines that they usually pour in their tasting froom. That all changed when I visited to tast their superb sparkling wines and had an experience I’d wish upon any wine lover. It was then that I could finally understand how some of their wines were rated better than Petrus in a blind tasting. Along with an impromptu vertical tasting of sparkling wines, winemaker Eric Fry popped open a…

Laurel Lake Vineyards 2002 Syrah

I’ve written previously about Laurel Lake Vineyard’s 2002 Chardonnay (see the post for more information on the winery) and I found it to be a pleasant wine at a great price. Their 2002 Syrah ($20) is extremely possible in their tasting room and the last vintage sold out sooner than they expected, so I was looking forward to tasting it. Lucky for me, they sent me a bottle…two actually (the first was "off" and they wanted me to review it again).