Posts Written OnApril 30, 2013

Vineyard Visuals: Southold Farm + Cellar Begins to Plant its Vineyard — with “Weird Grapes”

The folks at Southold Farm + Cellar, they of the successful Kickstarter campaign, started planting their vineyard yesterday and co-owner Regan Meador sent me a few photos of the action. “We’re going to end up with about nine acres of teroldego, lagrein, syrah and goldmuskateller on different spacing. All planted in about three days,” he said in a quick email this morning. “This was the easy part. Next up is making it actually look like a vineyard and produce!” Regan also told me that they are planting some apples on the property.

The Red Hook Winery 2009 Pier Forty-One

I’ve had a difficult time finding much information online (or anywhere else) about this Red Hook Winery 2009 Pier Forty-One ($25), but from the front label I know that it is made by Robert Foley, one of two partners/consulting winemakers for the winery. And based on what I smell and taste, I think it probably a syrah-based blend. Black plum, cassis, black pepper and seared beef aromas are ‘lifted’ just a bit on the nose, leading into more big, black fruit on the palate with similar spicy, meaty accents. Though forward and showy, these flavors are framed by well-integrated, medium-intensity…

Gorton Joins NYCR Team as Long Island Correspondent

You may know my good friend Michael Gorton from his Long Island-focused wine blog Undertaking Wine the only wine blog I know of run by someone who earns a living as an undertaker and funeral director. Well, as of today, he’s also a member of the NYCR team, helping me cover Long Island wine country. He will continue to review wines on his own site, but he’ll be sharing his joyful obsession with Long Island wine with us here on NYCR. He’ll also be helping with our annual charity tasting and auction as well as other events we’ll host throughout the…