One of the best. Sidra-style perry made in NY, but not faddish at all. John Reynolds, one of my favorite iconoclastic wine/cider-makers, has been doing it this way for decades. Micro production. Loads of VA but flat out delicious; vibrant, textured, rich and soulful. Do yourself a favor and find some of this if you like natural wine. I’d argue this kills almost any high-VA natural wine. Why? There’s a historical precedent for the style, the flavor profile makes sense, it’s clean and well-made. Great stuff. — 3 days ago
I hope everyone is doing well here at the onset of the first weekend in October? I have opened the 2017 Red Tail Ridge RTR Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir from Finger Lakes New York.
On the nose there is cherry, red raspberry, a good funk, hibiscus, clove and wet earth.
On the palate I get cherry, red raspberry, cranberry, spice, dried leaves, minerality and damp earth.
This wine is a beautiful translucent ruby that is medium to medium + bodied with medium + acidity and medium smooth fine tannins that has a long red fruit mineral finish. I hope everyone is doing well staying safe and healthy? Have a great delightful weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 22 days ago
Wrong vineyard 🤷🏻♀️ Smells like hard-boiled eggs lol but on the pallet, roasted and malty, maybe some dark cherries. Hmmm 🤔 — a day ago
A supple fragrance of leaf fronds and slight tropical fruits like pineapples, lychee, and mangoes. Finally some underlying pine aromas.
A little less balanced, but in a good way. Leaning towards higher acid, but the tropical sweet notes balance this out, which is a nice playfulness.
It looks stunning in a glass, and has that end note of unctuous salinity and the overall freshness of skiing through pines. — 3 days ago
Orange blossom honey, pears, funk, good funk, tangerine peels.
Mmm orange blossoms. Enough funk to curl up with some Richard Brautigan short stories and wonder about Big Sur waves crashing against cliff side mountainous triangles rising up from the sea foam.
My idea of a fun wine.
Enjoying the new couch/coffee table setup. — 2 days ago
nice deep color, dark fruits not especially fruity or complex but with some nice earthy textures and spice. medium bitter tannins finish it off. one of the better lembergers i’ve had. — 3 days ago