Parley Lake Winery

Free Run Cellars

Lake Michigan Shore Syrah 2012


Still going strong - now showing same black & blue fruits w/subtle hi-tone note along w/many secondary flavors of minerals, graphite, savory, forest floor and white pepper. Def northern Rhone vibe here, teeth staining, inky brooding & powerfully built, grippy - still can’t believe it’s from Mi — a day ago

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Bob McDonald

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Interesting to see more wines being made away from the traditional strongholds in the USA.


Bob: indeed - it’s like the proliferation of microbreweries, there is so much good wine being produced in places you don’t realize had that capability. I travel frequently and try to find gems in out of the way places

Fossil & Till

Petillant Naturel Seneca Lake Riesling 2019

Peach yogurt, lemon curd, slate, mineral, almost strawberry like acidity without the aceto burn/not sharp. Really nice. — 9 days ago

Joe Dunn
with Joe

Back Door Cellars

Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Refined, perfectly controlled. — 2 days ago

Paul, Ron and 4 others liked this

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Red Hills Lake County Petit Verdot 2017

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish, cloudy rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, black currants, sweet strawberries, cooked cherries, oak, chocolates, licorice, light earth, spices, black pepper, pencil lead and herbs.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, oak, chocolates, tobacco, spices, coffee, vanilla, licorice, graphite and peppercorn.

Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Petit Verdot from Lake County in California. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Elegant and fruit forward. Rich, spicy and interesting.

Good right out of the bottle and better after an hour of airtime. I gave it 90 minutes, but it might have needed even longer.

Good by itself or with food. Paired very well with the prosciutto.

100% Petit Verdot grapes, grown at 2,200 feet elevation, and aged in French Oak barrels (40% new). A small production of only 90 cases.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 10 days ago

Severn, Jonathan and 17 others liked this

Forge Cellars

Willow Seneca Lake Cabernet Franc 2019

This new offering from Forge Cellars continues to confirm my thought that Cab Francs are leading the way in single varietal reds from this region. Notes of ripe, lush fruits including blackberry, cherry and raspberry, as well as non fruit aromas smoke, earth and clove. This wine was really mouthwatering and delicious.
Acid - medium plus
Body - medium plus
Tannin - medium
Length - medium plus
— 15 days ago

Shannon Ridge Vineyard

High Elevation Collection Lake County Petite Sirah 2019

This is to be honest way better than anticipated. Large dark fruit but no funk on the back. Will definitely buy this more — 16 days ago

Tabor Hill

Lake Michigan Shore Riesling 2009

Nice off-dry Riesling, better than expected for its age and color. — 7 days ago

Bonnie Hodur
with Bonnie


Cayuga Lake Sauvignon Blanc 2020

sensational! Rare grape for the finger lakes and Julia Rose has taken it and made something special out of this. Lots of citrus, peach and a really crisp finish. Love it — 20 hours ago

Shannon Ridge Vineyard

Buck Shack Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon

Excellent wine, dry and bold but not overpowering — a day ago

Montezuma Winery


Sweet and fruity. Picked up with mom and dad in finger lakes. — 3 months ago