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Wine Blogging Wednesday 68: Got Gamay?

22 April 2010
By Tom Mansell
Wine Blogging Wednesday 68: Got Gamay?

This post is part of Wine Blogging Wednesday, the monthly event where bloggers across the internet drink similar stuff and write about it. This month’s theme: Gamay. Thanks to Frank Morgan at Drink What YOU Like for hosting this month. Sheldrake Point Gamay 2007 Appellation: Finger Lakes Grape: Gamay Noir ABV:12.5% RS: 0.1% Price...
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Ice, Ice, Baby, Two Cold: A pair of Sheldrake Point ice wines

29 January 2010
By Tom Mansell
Ice, Ice, Baby, Two Cold: A pair of Sheldrake Point ice wines

Recently, I had a chance to “help” with (more like “observe”) the Sheldrake Point ice wine harvest. I picked a few grapes then helped get them into the press for a two-part feature I would write for the New York Cork Report. I was given some sample bottles to aid in my efforts, which...
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Far above Cayuga wine

29 October 2009
By Tom Mansell
Far above Cayuga wine

Lucas Vineyards Cayuga White 2008 Appellation: Finger Lakes Grape: Cayuga White ABV: 11% RS: 2.4% (wow, it’s been a while since I reviewed a non-dry wine, eh?) Price Point: $9 Closure: Extruded synthetic (boo! If you’re going synthetic, then I much prefer molded to extruded, aesthetically speaking) Technical Notes: Machine-harvested, crushed and destemmed. 19...
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Home semi-sweet home

9 June 2009
By Tom Mansell
Home semi-sweet home

Six Mile Creek Semi-Sweet Riesling 2007 Appelation: Finger Lakes Varietal: Riesling ABV: “table wine” an email to the vineyard asking for details got no response. tsk, tsk. RS: ~5% Price Point: $13.50 Notes: Nose: Something spicy/cinnamony on the nose like Dentyne gum with some light floral aromas. Palate: Canned peaches, sort of like fruit...
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Smoke on the wine

2 April 2009
By Tom Mansell
Smoke on the wine

Americana Vineyards Cabernet Franc (N/V) Grape:Cabernet Franc, Baco Noir?? ABV: not labeled, (“table wine”) is it that hard to get your alcohol measured?! Price Point: $18 Notes: Looks: reddish-violet, pretty intense Nose: Smoky*, vanilla oak on the nose. Toasty, chocolatey, I am smelling a lot of oak and not much wine. Kind of smells...
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Cab Suave

26 March 2009
By Tom Mansell
Cab Suave

Sheldrake Point Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (PRE-RELEASE!) Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon 96% Cabernet Franc 4% ABV: 12.5% RS: 0.3% (Dry) Price Point $N/A (yet!) will update on release. Notes: Looks: Great color. Deep red hinting towards purple. Nose: Ripe blackberry & raspberry with a bit of an herbal note (mint-ish), and how about this one? pretzels!...
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Palate-friendly hybrid

23 March 2009
By Tom Mansell
Palate-friendly hybrid

Six Mile Creek Vignoles 2007 Varietal: Vignoles (also known as Ravat 51) ABV: designated as “table wine” so between 7-14% Price Point $9.75 Notes: Looks: Mild yellow, kind of like a light vegetable oil Nose: Right away there’s pear and creamy component kind of like baby food (like mashed bananas or something). Perfumey floral...
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Ignore TLC’s advice and DO go chasing this Waterfall

19 March 2009
By Tom Mansell
Ignore TLC’s advice and DO go chasing this Waterfall

Sheldrake Point Waterfall Chardonnay 2007 Varietal: Chardonnay ABV: 12.5% RS:Dry Price Point $12 Notes: Looks: Pretty pale yellow with hints of green Nose: A little bit of freshly lit match (sulfur dioxide, a topic for another time), metallic pineapple, green apple, and slight herbal component i can’t quite nail down Palate: lively acidity, good...
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Megapost: “Ices of March” vertical Finger Lakes ice wine tasting at Sheldrake Point

16 March 2009
By Tom Mansell
Megapost: “Ices of March” vertical Finger Lakes ice wine tasting at Sheldrake Point

I actually found out about Sheldrake Point’s “Ices of March” event from facebook, which is interesting from a marketing perspective.  Anyway, I thought this was a unique opportunity to taste several ice wines, a specialty of cooler climates like the Finger Lakes, and one benefit to our cold temperatures.  The {vertical tasting} ($20, including...
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Venial zin

9 March 2009
By Tom Mansell
Venial zin

Long Point Zinfandel (Reserve) 2006 Varietal: Zinfandel (not to be confused with “white zinfandel”, a wine made in a rosé-style from Zinfandel grapes, and usually drunk by moms.) Alcohol by volume: 14.8% Residual Sugar: Dry (supposedly) Appelation: Only to be sold in NY (more on that later) Price point: $24 Notes: Looks: Dark violet...
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