Bloomer Creek Vineyard

White Horse Red Blend

8.952 ratings
9.012 pro ratings
Finger Lakes, New York, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Shengli Hu

Green bell pepper, herbs, cranberry, red plum. Cab Franc and Merlot. 12.3%. Diminished tannins. Medium minus body. Easy drinking food friendly.

Green bell pepper, herbs, cranberry, red plum. Cab Franc and Merlot. 12.3%. Diminished tannins. Medium minus body. Easy drinking food friendly.

Jan 16th, 2020
Chip Hughes

No words. Natty crunk meets ‘60s right bank Bordeaux. Luncheon claret...as you might have been served by Warhol or Timothy Leary. The Merlot seems a bit riper and more assertive in this vintage, but the CF wrapper leaf and cranberry pop comes in on the surprisingly suave and sneaky-tannic finish. There are no better wines being made in America if you love things that have one foot firmly rooted in the classics and the other with the itch for the new. Superlative and timeless.

No words. Natty crunk meets ‘60s right bank Bordeaux. Luncheon claret...as you might have been served by Warhol or Timothy Leary. The Merlot seems a bit riper and more assertive in this vintage, but the CF wrapper leaf and cranberry pop comes in on the surprisingly suave and sneaky-tannic finish. There are no better wines being made in America if you love things that have one foot firmly rooted in the classics and the other with the itch for the new. Superlative and timeless.

Nov 29th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Elegant, med- body—love this style

Elegant, med- body—love this style

Aug 12th, 2019
Chip Hughes

I’m old enough to remember when Bordeaux wasn’t a Parkerized delivery system for skullbusting levels of alcohol. This reminds me of a charming, “luncheon claret”-type Right Bank thing that used to be the mainstay of good stores and restaurant wine lists: cranberry, raspberry, a touch of Cab Franc sap and herbs. The world needs more truly medium-bodied reds like this.

I’m old enough to remember when Bordeaux wasn’t a Parkerized delivery system for skullbusting levels of alcohol. This reminds me of a charming, “luncheon claret”-type Right Bank thing that used to be the mainstay of good stores and restaurant wine lists: cranberry, raspberry, a touch of Cab Franc sap and herbs. The world needs more truly medium-bodied reds like this.

2 people found it helpfulMar 4th, 2019
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

8.7

Really tasty. A bit green.

Really tasty. A bit green.

1 person found it helpfulMay 7th, 2014
Justin Timsit, MS

Wine Director, The Rittenhouse

8.8

2010

2010

Jan 28th, 2015
Paul Shaked

Red wine

Red wine

Oct 22nd, 2014
Matthew Charles

Yummy blend.

Yummy blend.

Aug 29th, 2013
Alex Alan

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

2012. Cab Franc & Merlot. Juicy, fresh, lush texture gives way to a dry, savory finish. Very pretty. Way to go, Finger Lakes, NY!

2012. Cab Franc & Merlot. Juicy, fresh, lush texture gives way to a dry, savory finish. Very pretty. Way to go, Finger Lakes, NY!

Feb 10th, 2016
Peter Sultan

Very small production NY Lake District red blend of 80% cab franc & 20% merlot. Nothing broad here. Fine wild blackberries & eucalyptus, untamed & unruly. Truly intriguing & delicious—& at 20$, a steal. 2nd bottle.

Very small production NY Lake District red blend of 80% cab franc & 20% merlot. Nothing broad here. Fine wild blackberries & eucalyptus, untamed & unruly. Truly intriguing & delicious—& at 20$, a steal. 2nd bottle.

Dec 10th, 2019