Category Archives: 2008

Roanoke Vineyards 2008 Blend One

2008 marks the last vintage of Roanoke Vineyards Blend One and Blend 2 series.  Starting with the 2009 vintage and moving forward you will find one main blend or prime blend now know as Prime Number. Blend 2 is known as the … Continue reading

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Roanoke Vineyards 2008 Gabby’s Cabernet Franc

There are a handful of single vineyard offerings here on Long Island.  Sometimes I wish there would be a few more.  It would give people an opportunity to understand terrior and how the slightest slope of the land, how thinning of the … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Franc

Shinn Estate Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc was one of the best Cabernet Franc’s I have ever had.  A “benchmark” wine is a description that was tossed around in various wine circles.  When the 2007 Cabernet Franc sold out, I thought … Continue reading

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Pindar Vineyards 2008 Syrah

For a while now, I have tried to get into this little grape known as Syrah.  There is not too much Syrah here on Long Island, only about a handful of producers locally that bottle it. Most times when looking … Continue reading

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Wine Blogging Wednesday #71 “Rhones Not From The Rhône.” — Sterling Vineyards Carneros 2008 Roussanne

When I started to take part in the Wine Blogging Wednesday as a blogger I always looked for a wine that fit the topic that was from my neck of the woods.  I was trying to push Long Island through … Continue reading

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Heron Hill Vineyards 2008 Unoaked Chardonnay

Heron Hill Vineyards on Keuka Lake is a vineyard with wonderful views of the lake and their vineyards.  A vineyard I would definitely visit when in the Finger Lakes Wine Region. While there, be sure to taste through their lineup … Continue reading

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Waters Crest Vineyards 2008 Private Reserve Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a grape variety that does not get a lot of love here on my blog.  There are times throughout the year that I despise chardonnay and refuse to drink it. Then there are times, like now, where it … Continue reading

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Channing Daughters Winery 2008 Blaufränkisch

A very long while ago I visited Channing Daughters Winery in Bridgehampton.  Since Channing Daughters is on the other fork of Long Island, I often forget to go and visit and taste their wines — shame on me for that. … Continue reading

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Heron Hill Vineyards 2008 Chardonnay (Oaked) Ingle Vineyard

This past May, many of you may remember that I went on a little trip to the Finger Lakes where a group of bloggers and writers from around the country and outside our country, mainly Canada, had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Palmer Vineyards 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is slowly ascending to the top of my white wine favorite list – especially Long Island Sauvignon Blanc.  Gewürztraminer is at the top, but Sauvignon Blanc is now in a neck and neck race with Riesling. I am … Continue reading

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Martha Clara Vineyards 2008 Riesling

Petrol — Rubber Tires — Kerosene — smells good in a bottle of  Riesling.  In my opinion. I tasted this Martha Clara Vineyards 2008 Riesling ($18) with Martha Clara Vineyards winemaker, Juan  Micielli-Martinez when I was out for a visit. My notes … Continue reading

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Grapes of Roth 2008 Riesling

Riesling is a wine that I am still trying to get my hands around and understand.  I love the acidity in the wine and love the lime and citrus and the occasional petrol aroma’s that can evolve in a Riesling.  … Continue reading

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Shinn-Dig: Looking into the Future through a Barrel

A tradition that started about 3 years ago for the Gorton & Braun Family is our annual attendance at Shinn Estate Vineyards Annual Futures Event, a “Shinn-Dig”.   My parents Mike & Patty Gorton, Melissa’s parents, Dave & Edith Braun, and our siblings, … Continue reading

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Bedell Cellars 2008 First Crush Red

  The other day while walking around a wine shop near my office, I noticed this bottle and I had to look twice.  Did it really say 2008?  Was that a typo? How could a 2008 Red wine be out … Continue reading

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