You may have read my previous post about our travels through the Finger Lakes, tasting our way to Canada, eh. Our first stop after leaving home was to get a COVID test so we could cross the border, they insist on that kind of thing in Ontario. Halfway down the road we came to the stark realization that one of us could test positive, egads. As it turns out we were fine and made it to our 1 pm reservation at this rustic winery where we sampled some delicious whites and reds. Abbreviated noters follow as I really was there to enjoy the moment and not think too hard with all the distractions. Needless to say we bought some wine to bring home. Salut….
Grüner Veltliner 2020-
Greenish lemon color. Lemon, lime, grapefruit, tart, vanilla, good acidity, light and fruity. 87 points and at $27, 3 stars.
Riesling HJW 2019-
Greenish gold with tropical fruit notes of pineapple, papaya, pear, lemon curd, melon, medium (+) acidity, medium body, medium (+) finish, very balanced. 93 points. Delicious stuff and at $39 it gets 5 stars.
Riesling Reserve Dry 2019-
Pale lemon with Brioche, lemon, tangerine, pineapple, medium to full bodied, medium (+) acidity, medium (+) finish. A subtle yet classy Riesling that gets 92 points and 5 stars for its great QPR at $29.
Gewürtztraminer Dry 2020-
Pale lemon in the glass. Lychee, melon, rose petals, honeysuckle, sweet mouthfeel with great fruit flavors. Medium (-) body, low acidity, medium (+) finish. 89 points and a very nice representation of this aromatic varietal. For $25 it gets 4 stars from me and a few bottles made their way south.
Pale ruby, see through in fact. Black cherry, grape jelly, white pepper, black currants, crisp, tart, medium acidity, low tannins, medium (-) body, medium finish. Lightweight and easy drinking, refreshing. 87 points and 3 stars for this $32 charmer.
Cabernet Franc Magdalena 2020-
Medium purple color. Spicy with green pepper, white pepper, red plum, black plum, asparagus, blackberry, very spicy palate. Quite dry but not astringent with medium (-) acidity. The finish is medium (-) with good fruit. 89 points, 3 stars and $39. Drink this till 2025. Pretty vegetal looking back. I will re-taste soon.