Long Lake

Rock Wall Wine Co.

Lake County Sparkling Zinfandel

Sparkles! Fruit! But also herbs and savory fruit pie were there such a thing. Enjoyed sporting pigtails because one must venture outside the box, time to time. — 3 days ago

Neil, Serge and 10 others liked this

Pillitteri Estates Winery

Reserve Exclamation Cellar Series Cabernet Franc

I purchased this bottle in 2008 while working and Toronto and joy traveling in Niagara! Nice take on one of their first attempts at solid Franc. It’s aged nicely with softened tannins and subdued fruits. Aniseed and ripe fruit drive the nose through a softer matured flavor profile. — 3 days ago

Daniel P., Paul and 4 others liked this

Sparkling Pointe

Brut North Fork Champagne Blend 2016

Thanksgiving 2020 Bubbly! Traditional “Champagne Style” Blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Aromas of apples, white flowers, brioche and minerals. Apple, pear and chalk flavors with hints of tropical fruits. Beautifully effervescent (lots of bubbles) with a creamy mousse. Mouth Watering acidity. Delicate, crisp and bright. — 7 days ago

Paul and Clive liked this

Channing Daughters

Rosso Fresco Red Blend 2017

76% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 8% Blaufrankish, 4% Cab Franc, 1% Teroldego.

My first East Coast red wine. Woot! Fantastic semi-uncomplicated (has some dark twist and turns) fruity and tasty Tuesday night pour. Table wine.

Plum, cherry, rose, hint of soil, vine and leaf (?Franc?) light-medium body, 12% ABV.

Reminds me of some young vine wines from the Escondido-Baja region. Happy to start seeing East Coast wines making their way to the West Coast. This is also my first encounter with Teroldego, which seems to be avoiding my orbit.

Good Job! More please!
— 22 days ago

Josh, David and 2 others liked this

Pestoni Family

Lake County Field Blend 2017

For National Zinfandel Day, here is a nice one from California.

This is a nice and spicy Zinfandel based blend from Lake County, California. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel.

Showing red and black fruits with chocolate notes, tobacco, light oak, earth, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate and easy drinking.

Nice finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself. Better once it opens up (30 minutes).

I had this vintage before, over a year ago, and it is drinking better now. A little high on alcohol so watch yourself 😉

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 83% Zinfandel, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petite Sirah.

14.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 15 days ago

Dr., Daniel and 15 others liked this

St. Julian Winery

Reserve Lake Michigan Shore Riesling 2017

Crisp peach and lemon that has just a slight sweetness. Nicely balanced and refreshing. — 10 days ago

Morgen Long

Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2018

Short notes tonight, post holiday dinner with our best buddy.

Total smoke show! Just a wicked smashing of flint, like non-stop, maybe a lemon snuck in there!

This is new world Meursault!
— 5 days ago

Paul, Doug and 40 others liked this

Heart & Hands Wine Company

Mo Chuisle Pinot Noir 2016

Wow...clean, fresh fruit with whole cluster aromas, spicy, baking spices and nutmeg...acid driven and long finish...very well done — 21 days ago

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Southold Farm + Cellar

Trust The Pain Lagrein

Thanksgiving dinner in BK, first time ever without the full fam. Bought this at a wine shop in Providence about 18 months ago. 5 years of age has really done this wine well. Gave it a couple hours of air, needs decant (lotsa sediment) Nose: Serrano ham & cranberry, waxy cinnamon candies. Palette: herbaceous, savory & meaty with pleasant tartness. Shrubby woody greenness. Nice bright acidity. Not fruity. lil tobacco in there. — 6 days ago

The Round Barn Winery

Farm Market Michigan Cherry

A bit on the sweeter side but still a great Blataton Cherry and cloves flavor. — 20 days ago