Posts Written OnAugust 16, 2005

A Blind Battle of Two Pinot Noirs

Last night I decided to take a break from compiling over 40 entries for Wine Blogging Wednesday and do a quick blind tasting of two pinot noirs…one from Long Island and the other from the Russian River Valley. Going in, I knew they’d most likely be quite different…most any Long Island winemaker who tries to make California-style wines is doomed to fail. Grapes simply don’t ripen the same here and those who try to make warm-climate wines here usually end up with flabby, lifeless plonk. Yes, I know that not every California wine is made in the "California style" but…

Tasting Table — Ending 08.15.05

As you can see, it was a slow week at the LENNDEVOURS tasting table last week. A bad cold and being busy with our puppy cut into the tasting. But fear not, I’ll catch up. Roanoke Vineyards 2000 Merlot: A- Waters Crest Winery 2004 Chardonnay: B Laurel Lake Vineyards 2000 Cabernet Franc: B-/B Waters Crest Winery 2004 Riesling: -corked- Pindar 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve: B