My Flip cam makes its video debut, but there are still some kinks; I have yet to figure out how to lay in b-roll. Bummer. We shot some extra video during the tasting and intended to lay some in. Next time.

With the growing focus on aged Finger Lakes rieslings, and with so many wineries hosting riesling verticals this year, I thought it would be instructive to hear from Sheldrake Point Vineyard's winemaker about several topics, including:

  • His thoughts on this tasting, and how the oldest riesling showed
  • His thoughts on trying to find the perfect time to open a bottle
  • The answer to that age-old question, "If I hold this riesling too long, will it become Yellow Tail?"

The tasting included Sheldrake's 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008 semi-dry rieslings. They ranged in RS from 2.3 to 3.6.

Video courtesy of Morgan Dawson Photography, all rights theoretically, if not actually, reserved.