Nose has sliced yellow apple, sliced green apple, green melon, faint green table grapes and a light oak touch.
Palate has ripe pineapple, lychee, light caramel, light honey and medium (somewhat neutral) oak/vanilla; medium finish.
A very solid effort for the new, second label from Ravines Wine. I'll gladly pull some of these into our future wine club ships, at under $15 this is solid buy.
Opened one day prior to contribute to our braising liquid for chicken thighs. — 9 days ago
This was fantastic with roasted shrimp and steamed Alaskan crab legs. The palate has yeasty notes with some apple in the finish. — 2 days ago
Nose has (light) cider vinegar, over-ripe yellow apples, apple mash, wet sawdust, over-ripe papaya (?) and sun scorched earth.
Palate has sweet yellow apple, oxidized apple slice, dried pineapple with a long finish and what I'm perceiving as some tannins. A very weighty wine, with grip on the palate and our minds tonight. Quite interesting for wine nerds!
Cork pulled for slow oxidation, 11H.
Paired to a French dish this evening, chicken, apples and cremé à la normande (cream, onion, mushroom & calvados), wow smiles all around tonight. — 24 days ago
Great value and good flavor dessert wine. 18.5% alcohol so it packs a punch. Candy aroma. Very sweet on the palate with subtle spiciness. Chocolate covered cherries and butterscotch - but with a mature leathery lingering finish. Bought in 2019 - consumed in 2021. — 4 days ago
It is such a delight to be drinking these wonderful wines and ciders from Long Island that are pushing the envelope forward. And great to “know your farmer” so to speak and get the download on how best to enjoy this wine. Per @Erik Longabardi ‘s suggestion I decanted for 2 hours and paired this with an EVOO/herb roasted spatchcocked chicken, both suggestions were spot on.
Upon opening, the wine presented quite green and pyrazine-heavy, but this integrated beautifully over the course of the decant. I was initially surprised and delighted at the freshness of the fruit profile- red plums, blackberry, red cherry and orange rind. Secondary flavors are here in spades and are the star of the wine in my opinion - black pepper, lavender, violet, bell pepper, and a touch of smoke. Complex and delicious.
Whole clusters and a light touch do wonders to keep things fresh and lively on the palate. Medium bodied, tannins are very restrained for a CS, and acid is elevated. The tiniest bit of VA, which I love. With little experience with wines from LI this almost read more like a good natural cru Beaujolais or Loire Cab Franc. It’s balanced and drinkable, and I’ll certainly be getting some more when it makes its way back to CA this year. — 15 days ago
Nose has amazing Gardenia aromas, sweet honey, freshly milled white pepper and cold wax.
Palate has over-ripe cantaloupe, honey drizzle on green melon, (light) lemon/orange zest and juiced Clementine (faint). Light on the acidity and a bit long on the finish. Decanted 60m. (92-93 points, very nice)
Spectacular pairing to fried eggs (backyard egg factory paying its dues even in the cold of winter) over toasted couscous, softened garlic & red onion, fresh green onion and the star of the dish za'atar (I could eat this on cereal!). — 16 days ago
Date drank: August 2018
Producer: Bloomer Creek
Grape(s): 50% Reisling, 50% cayuga white
Region: Cayuga Lake. Finger lakes. NY
Natty: yes. Low input organic vineyards. No sulfer added
Tasting Notes: First, the nose was amazing, very aromatic with hints of orange peel, honey, lemon maybe ? Its a late harvest but fermented to dryness and amazingly balanced with fruit and sweetness while also being dry and clean. Doesnt cloy and goes well with fish or light summer vegetables. I still dream about this wine — 2 days ago
Lots of acidity and tons of minerality. Notes of citrus. Pairs well with cured meat and incredibly well with blue cheese. Medium finish. — 11 days ago