Category Archives: 2009

Martha Clara Vineyards 2009 Riesling

I have to admit, I really don’t get into the residual sugar stats and details when it comes to Riesling.  By saying that I may have just lost my wine geek credentials. I know that in the past I have … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 “First Fruit” Sauvignon Blanc

Before I begin, there is no more of this wine at Shinn Estate Vineyards tasting room.  But if you look around your local wine shop or search on-line, you maybe able to get your hands on some. Shinn Estate Vineyards in … Continue reading

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Palmer Vineyards 2009 White Riesling

I must admit — there is a small place in my heart for Riesling.  That small space is growing.  My first love will always be Gewürztraminer.  Sauvignon Blanc is a close second.  Thanks to my visit in May to the Finger … Continue reading

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Wolffer Estate Vineyards 2009 Rose

Where did the summer go?  I can’t believe it is Labor Day next weekend.  But before it is too late, here is a summer favorite of mine that I like to drink into the fall and yes — into the winter. Wolffer … Continue reading

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Raphael Vineyards 2009 First Label Sauvignon Blanc

It’s the summer and on Long Island Sauvignon Blanc is queen in my kingdom.  If you were wondering who the king is – it’s Long Island Rose. Last week I told you about Palmer Vineyards and their Sauvignon Blanc – … Continue reading

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Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 Rosé

 This is not your father’s rosé.  This is not your everyday sipping rosé.  This is a rosé that cries out for food, how every good wine — rosé or not — should be had.  Shinn Estate Vineyards 2009 Rosé ($15) … Continue reading

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Anthony Nappa Wine 2009 Riesling “Luminous”

Anthony Nappa — the winemaker and blending genius behind Shinn Estate Vineyards wine.  Anthony plays close attention to detail when blending wine to make some of my favorite wines from Shinn Estate Vineyards.  The one’s that come to mind are … Continue reading

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Roanoke Vineyards 2009 De Rosa Rosé

This is the sixth edition of Roanoke Vineyards De Rosa Rosé.  And according the vineyard, this is the best to date.  While I did find this more enjoyable than the 2008, I honestly can’t say if that statement is true.  … 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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