Monthly Archives: August 2011

Raphael 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

When Les Howard, Raphael’s new winemaker, arrived from Pindar Vineyards in August of last year, he had about just enough time to go over the barrel cellar before the first bins of fruit were being harvested. Les could not wait … Continue reading

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Riesling Tasting at Martha Clara Vineyards August 26th

Martha Clara Vineyards recently received some huge press thanks to their Estate Reserve Riesling that won top prize at the Annual Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Competition last month in Haymarket, VA.  The wine was the highest rated out of 560+ wines … Continue reading

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Bedell Cellars 2009 First Crush (White)

Bedell Cellers in Cutchogue,  one of Long Islands oldest vineyards, is one year into it tenure with one of Long Island’s most experienced winemakers, Rich Olsen Harbich.  His first offering at Bedell was the 2010 Taste Rose.  It was such … Continue reading

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Roanoke Vineyards Smackdown 4 Recap: The Audience Wins!

In the above photo, this is kinda what we were talking about when the first wine was poured at the Roanoke Vineyards 4th Smackdown: “…Ok.  There is no question this is a Riesling…” “…It’s young for sure…” “…I am leaning … Continue reading

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Paumanok Vineyards 2010 Dry Rosé

I got real behind on the blog recently and now I am trying to play catch-up.  You might see some posts of wines that have sold out and for that I apologize. This Rosé from Paumanok Vineyards sold out rather quickly. … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For a Smackdown

The very first time Roanoke Vineyards announced a Winemaker‘s Smackdown I was intreguied.  To taste wines blind with winemakers to see where their palate is compared to your palate is a treat in and  of it self. To taste wine … Continue reading

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Duck Walk Vineyards 2010 Rosé

  Last year was the first year that Duck Walk Vineyards produced a dry Rosé.  It sold out quickly and I never had a chance to taste it. This, Duck Walk Vineyards 2010 Rosé ($15) is Edward Lovaas’s, the assistant winemaker’s, … Continue reading

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