Our final stop on the Finger Lakes wine adventure was this picturesque hillside winery on the shore s of Keuka Lake. We planned our arrival for 4 pm which gave us enough time for the drive from PA, which included a pit stop for a COVID test, a three hour drive to make our 1 pm Wiemar winery tasting, some lunch and then the 45 minute hop to the this lake. We finished just after 5 pm and ended up in the town of Geneva for the night. Everything worked out as planned! Salut….
Hilda Chardonnay 2020-
Pale lemon in the glasss. Crisp citrusy notes. Lemon zest, green apple, clean, waxy, round mouthfeel, medium to full bodied. Medium (+) acidity, linear and focused, not flabby. Long finish. 91 points and at $35 it gets 4 stars.
Old Vines Pinot Noir 2019-
Pale garnet as expected from this varietal. Pronounced aromas of stewed strawberry, cherry compote, vanilla bean, straw, baking spice, Orange peel. Palate is light and breezy with cooked red fruit, spices, super lithe tannins, gentle acidity, light body and medium finish. 89 points and for $25 it is worthy of 3 stars.
Cabernet Franc 2019-
Medium opacity ruby. Spicy nose of white pepper, violets, black currants, capsicum, perfumed flower blossoms. A blunt opening that has a tannic grip and medium acidity. The spice and dark fruit finally show up with some bell pepper greeness. Quite vegetal. 87 points. Drink soon. $25, 2 stars.
Deep purple color. Smoke, coffee, blueberry pie, blackberry coulis. Dry palate with smoky coffee goodness. Medium (-) tannins, medium acidity, mid weight body and a decent length finish. The tannins are more present on the back end but are still very smooth. 88 points, till 2024. $30 makes this a 2 star effort.
No idea what it’s supposed to taste like.
Deep ruby, port like nose with spice box and clove notes. A hint of greeness with asparagus and iron. Unique flavors- very spicy, somewhat green with rhubarb, charred wood and kirsch alongside gentle tannins, juicy acidity, medium body, decent finish. 89 points for this $30 wine makes it 3 stars.
Margrit Dry Riesling 2019-
Pale lemon with aromas and flavors of lemon cordial, honeysuckle, blossom, toast. Crisp palate with juicy acidity, citrus fruit, florals and 90 points for this $35 wine makes it a 3 star effort.