I'll be writing up a full post in the next week or so, but our first Finger Lakes stop today, at Anthony Road Wine Company, was simply a great experience. Meeting winemaker Johannes Reinhardt, assistant winemaker Peter Becraft and also the owners, Ann and John Martini, was a pleausure.

And then we tasted the wines, which clearly reflect Reinhardts philosophy and impres sed across the board. As a special treat, we got to taste a few not-yet-bottled 2008 dessert wines. Keep an eye out for them next summer/fall.

Beyond those two, my wines of the day were the 2007 Dry Riesling ($16) and the 2007 Martin-Reinhardt Selection Riesling ($22). But, we'll talk more about those when I can thumb through my notes and write a proper post. For now, I'd just like to thank the entire Anthony Road team for their hospitality and for taking two hours out of their busy days today.