Hudson River, New York

Cardinal Rule

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Thin and uninteresting at first , but after just half an hour of decanting this wine blossoms into something quite interesting. Another 30 minutes in the decanter brings very nice Russian River fruity and flowery aromas and flavors—strawberry and earth, gentle tannins and balanced acidity. Quite an improvement from the last bottle I tried four years ago. Enjoyed the 2014 vintage with USDA Prime New York steak. — 7 days ago

Wild Arc Farm

Amorici Field Blend 2020

Intensely purple. Light fizz up front. Currant, subtle and smooth. Excellent. — 8 months ago

Josh Smith
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Enlightenment Wines

Charm Dry Sparkling Mead

Brilliant stuff. Earthy but clean floral and honey aromas, and then the palate is a perfect balance of tartness, an almost imperceptible sweetness (though this seems basically dry), great volume, and a long resonant finish. Don’t write off mead till you’ve tried a selection from these guys. — 2 months ago

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Wild Arc Farm

Luca Hudson River Traminette 2020

Orange, citrus peel nose. Stone fruit, much more stable than last year’s. Solid. — 5 months ago

Josh Smith
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Wild Arc Farm

Barrel #1 Riesling 2020

S Wood

Riesling cdc 2020. Rich on the nose & palate. Upstate acidity. Just superb. — 7 months ago

Whitecliff Vineyard

Riesling 2020

Semi sweet and very pleasant Riesling from the New York Hudson area (big hopes for the future) with apricot and white cherry. Not too much acidity and short finish, but still very nice! — 8 months ago


We are identifying this wine.

Finally able to visit one of my favorite breweries to start off a long weekend in the Hudson Valley. Crisp and delicious pils on tap, but leaving with a bunch of barrel aged country beers! — 2 months ago

Wild Arc Farm

Hudson River Gamay Noir 2020

Earthy and savory. Some fizz. Acid driven, red plum. — 3 months ago

Boundary Breaks Vineyard

Ovid Line North Medium Dry Riesling 2018

Nose has candied pineapple, very ripe nectarine, straw bale, white/yellow flowers and lemon peel.

Palate has tangerine zest, Mandarin orange slice, under-ripe peach, wet river rocks, slightly waxy texture with a short finish.

Decanted 2H.
A quite youthful bottle, revisit 2026+

On point with the Spätlese style connection per Vinous comments.

Paired to Chicken Adobo (Milk Street recipe) and I'm convinced that coconut milk ingredient dishes are a perfect match to Riesling.
— 5 months ago

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Tom Casagrande

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18s in the region are a mixed bag; you got a good one!