Archive for May, 2009

TasteCamp East: Fined & Filtered

22 May 2009
By Tom Mansell

Note:  this is somewhat of a rant, and not really science-based, just an observation.  We will return to our regularly scheduled peer-reviewed science soon enough. I had an awesome time at TasteCamp East a few weekends ago, for which, I point out,  I missed a Pussycat Dolls concert at Cornell. The things I do...
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Great estate

19 May 2009
By Tom Mansell
Great estate

Lamoreaux Landing Estate White (N/V) Appellation: Finger Lakes Varieties: 55% Riesling 45% gewürztraminer ABV: 12.8% RS: 1.75% Price Point: $10 Notes: Looks: Lemony-green Nose: Intense nose of flowers, peach, and lychee (What’s a lychee, anyway? I can only find them in cans, but they’re pretty good! Check the Asian section of the local market)...
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19 May 2009
By Tom Mansell

Even though the semester is technically over, I’ve had a very busy week workwise. Unfortuntately, I don’t get paid to blog about wine (one can dream, though…). HOWEVER I do have lots of tasting notes in the hopper, including notes from a tasting of 12 or so rieslings (!). So I expect to make...
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You just got blogrolled.

15 May 2009
By Tom Mansell
You just got blogrolled.

I had tasting notes for today, but I left them at work. And I couldn’t open another bottle of riesling since I have two open bottles here already (sangiovese and sangiovese/CS/CF/freisa/merlot blend, if you must know. No, I don’t exclusively drink Finger Lakes wine). So look for an entry tomorrow. I’ll give you a...
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Monday matchup: Finger Lakes vs. Rheingau

13 May 2009
By Tom Mansell
Monday matchup: Finger Lakes vs. Rheingau

Yep, it’s still riesling month. I decided to put some FL riesling up against another famous riesling producer, Germany. This test was done blind, with identical ISO 9000 wine glasses. Both bottles were opened at the same time and not decanted. Wine was poured into the glasses from the bottle before the test began...
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Cross-bloggin’

12 May 2009
By Tom Mansell

I was interviewed about my TasteCamp East experience by LENNDEVOURS.com. Click to read the article on Lenn’s awesome blog. Stay tuned for a forthcoming post, where I give some opinions on TasteCamp, as opposed to just listing all of the wines I drank. Also, later today, a Monday matchup (on Tuesday?) of Finger Lakes...
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Anthony Road Rules

8 May 2009
By Tom Mansell
Anthony Road Rules

Anthony Road Semi-Dry Riesling 2007 Appellation: Finger Lakes Variety: Riesling ABV: 12.3% RS: 1.9% Price Point $16 Notes: Nose: lime and pineapple on the nose, but the first thing I notice is our old friend petrol*, which in this case adds some nice complexity to an otherwise crisp and fruity nose. Palate: rich {mouthfeel}...
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TasteCamp East: Unfiltered. 650+ miles, 156 wines

4 May 2009
By Tom Mansell
TasteCamp East: Unfiltered.  650+ miles, 156 wines

This weekend I attended an unforgettable wine event in Long Island. Hosted by wine blogger role model Lenn Thompson of LENNDEVOURS.com, the goal of TasteCamp East was to get wine bloggers together to taste as many Long Island wines as possible and meet with winemakers to get an overall sense of New York’s third-best...
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A nose to remember, a palate to forget

1 May 2009
By Tom Mansell
A nose to remember, a palate to forget

Long Point Cabernet Franc 2007 Appellation: New York Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc ABV: 12.9% RS: dry Price Point: $15 Notes: Looks: very dark, with magenta around the edges Nose: Smells great. Fruity. Dark fruity, actually. With blackberry and blueberry. Vanilla, cedar Alcohol features prominently on the nose as well. Palate: Lot of acidity on...
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