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Bellows Seneca Lake Pinot Noir 2019

Strange aroma and bouquet but overall a fascinating flavor with notes of herbs and cherry. — 6 days ago

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Classique Finger Lakes Pinot Noir 2019

Terrific cherry and soft tannins, right amount of oak - will be great in a few years — 2 months ago

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Finger Lakes Pinot Noir 2019

Mary H
8.9

Ok, so this is not the best pinot noir I’ve ever had, but it’s also far from the worst. Light and bright red, cherry and butterscotch aromas and flavors. Not much in the way of herbs and spices, no earthiness. Picked up a bottle so will give it a second shot. — 2 months ago

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Freese Dry Riesling 2019

Mary H
9.3

This wine came across relatively fruity - peach, stone fruit, tangerine. Rounder mouthfeel than some of the other #forgecellars wines and came across sweeter (though RS 0.2) and more honeyed. Medium finish. #flxriesling — 2 months ago

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Dry Classique Seneca Lake Riesling 2019

Distinctly floral up front that transforms into apples and minerals. Moderately dry and complex by new world Riesling standards. — 10 days ago

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Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Cheers to the wines of South Africa 🇿🇦

This Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir is unique in that the grapes used to produce it primarily came, not from Hamilton Russell vineyards, but rather from neighboring vignerons.

Hamilton Russell made this unprecedented decision in the aftermath of devastating wild fires that imparted smoke taint to its estate-grown grapes. Unwilling to compromise on quality, I applaud Hamilton Russell for its tenacity and willingness to forge ahead to create this delicious Pinot Noir for its customers. 👏👏👏

This wine is comprised of fruit hailing from three different Hemel-en-Aarde (aptly meaning “heaven and earth”) Wards within the Walker Bay District, in the Cape South Coast Region of South Africa’s Western Cape.

This wine is a reflection of community, camaraderie, and commitment to excellence.❤️

👁 It is medium ruby with pale fuchsia rim variation.

👃 On the nose this wine has a medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas. The aromas include candied cherry, strawberry rhubarb preserves, violet, dried orange peel, white pepper, star anise, clove, and nutmeg.

👄 On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, medium tannins, and medium intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. This wine has a medium finish.

Hamilton Russell, Pinot Noir, Walker Bay, ABV 13.5%. Vintage 2019.
— 2 months ago

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Vanessa

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@Severn Goodwin Noted! Will reach out ☺️
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@Vanessa i love South African wines! My brother is traveling there at the end of the year (though he’s in Nairobi right now) I hope to get some nice ones brought back for me!
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Sharon B That is so cool! You’ll have to post about them. I would love to visit wine country in South Africa 🇿🇦 someday!

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Bellows Seneca Lake Riesling 2019

One of my favorites of the lot. Great wine. — 2 months ago

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Les Allies Fingers Lakes Dry Riesling 2019

Mary H
9.5

The piece de resistance - Les Allies! I didn’t even write down notes for this one because we were too busy drinking it and having a great time. From what I recall, this had prominent honey overtones in the aroma and the taste. Strong acidity but not overtly tart, a nice long finish. Really beautiful wine but could be that we were several glasses deep already! — 2 months ago

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Caywood Seneca Lake Dry Riesling 2019

Mary H
9.5

Could have sworn this was Chablis. Crisp, cutting acidity with white floral aromas, lemon, super flinty. The traditional #riesling characteristics kind of fade into the background, really cool style of terroir-driven riesling. #flxriesling — 2 months ago

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