Fishkill Farms / Treasury Cider
Clear Ruby. Dusty, licorice, ripe sweet red cherry, lipstick nose. A classically structured blast of red fruit acid and tannic grip. So much electric fruit that this a pleasure to drink right now. Though I think this will hit prime in 15 years. 9.4+ now. Will only get better. — a day ago
Brilliant magenta. Maybe the most delicious young Chinon (or cab franc for that matter) I’ve ever tasted. Pure varietal character with no compromises— all the freshness, lightness and peppery bite one wants— yet with perfect ripeness. And by that I mean this hovers on that magical edge where the grapes must have been picked at the ideal moment, down to the minute, to produce something not just giving but with all sorts of push and pull. Flirtatious, seductive.
The fruit and flowers are achingly fresh: black raspberries, red and black currants, elderberry, violets, roses, fresh herbs, and an ever so slight cocoa sweetness. Spot on acid and the tannins are handled so deftly that you hardly notice.
I can’t get enough of this. Masterful wine, drinking beautifully but should only get better. — 10 days ago
Great aged chenin notes right off the bat. Hay, mushroom, wet wool and beeswax. Then as it opens up it is floral with acacia and white flowers. Quite dry with huge saline minerality and biting acid. High tone and pretty though could use more time to mellow. I’ll likely wait another 5 years on the next bottle. — 10 days ago
Transparent garnet. Nose of blackberry, cherry, thyme, rosemary, tomato and olive. A bit of carbonic banana. Spicy and peppery on the palate almost like a Canary Listan negro. But with a little more ripe red fruit. Unique, light, food-friendly wine. — 3 days ago
The nose on this is crazy. Smells heavenly. Like a ripe basket of wild forest berries in a log cabin. Very sexy nose. Palate is pristine, light, filled with bright red fruit. Concentration doesn’t quite match the nose, but can’t complain- this is lovely stuff. The anticipation of my first delivery from @Lyle Fass was killing me so I had to locate one of his wines from another source. — 5 days ago