2019 | Chardonnay
Ravines Wine Cellars
Geneva, NY, USA
Always an interesting wine due to Morten's use of appasimento style for 1/5 of the grape harvest.
Honeycomb, dried lemon peel, ripe pineapple core; pineapple puree, lemon zest, butter, oxidized yellow apple peel; long finish, round, complete.
East Coast (ish) vs West Coast Chardonnay
Notes at 90m decant — 12 days ago
This is the 2019 Chef & Winemaker Cask Aged Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes). My brother said he bought it from Ravines, so it has some connection to them obviously. Nose exhibits some new oak toast, but underneath is crisp, minerally Riesling fruit. On the palate there’s a similar progression: it’s full, with an initial whack of oak followed by lean, austere, minerally Riesling. Unique but I like its individuality. — a month ago
Rich golden color, with crisp effervescence giving way to honey notes as it warmed up; the perfect accompaniment to this year’s turkey dinner — 15 days ago
From my brother’s stash, such a beautiful Finger Lakes Riesling. More German GG than Alsace GC. Nose has bright apple fruit, with a fleeting note of almost ripe peach, green herbs, clover, and a minerality that reminds me a bit of Chablis because of a little brothy note. Perfect balance in the mouth: fruit, acids, minerality, alcohol. Lip-smacking long finish, and bone dry throughout. — a month ago
Nose has crushed blackberries, ripe cherries sauteing in butter, flat of blooming violets, green herbal undertones and moist leather.
Palate has ripe blackberry, ripe black cherry, cedar, chocolate frosting with mild tannins.
Decanted 3H, then double-decant for service.
54% Merlot & 45% Cabernet Sauvignon
Paired to a pair of beautiful flap steaks from our local farmer (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY). ♥️ Your local farms! — 3 months ago
Finger Lakes Gewurtz. Approachable from all angles-price, quality, varietal characteristics…Impressive. — 18 days ago
Great fruit, spice and balance — 20 days ago
⛽️ 🍋 🚿 zest. superb. — 2 months ago
Similar to lat year, mineral driven, some red berries on the back end, refreshing. — 3 months ago