GRAPE: Cabernet Franc REGION: Finger Lakes COUNTRY: USA AVE PRICE: $20
I have a soft spot for New York State wines. Could be the Finger Lakes, could be Long Island, or even Hudson River. Over the years I’ve had my share of @ravineswine. The 2015 Cab Franc is good, a bit round and balanced, albeit a bit safe and maybe a bit rigid. This is a wine that’s done the RIGHT thing in life. It’s gone to college and gotten a good job. Has a proper hair cut and pays it’s bills on time. It has dinner with it’s family and goes to bed early. I’ll drink it again one day I’m sure, but I wish it would relax and run wild through the vineyard. Sometimes a boy just wants to have fun.
WEB: Ravines Wine Cellars
Oh what a night! One of my favorite domestic winemakers Christopher Tracy from Channing Daughters Winery, Long Island. Great night hanging with fun people @jarebearsomm (pouring) & the greatest wine salesman on earth Casey @kingfishnv of @springboardwine at the lovely @faithandflower #dtla. The Chefs along with Jared hit a grand slam with the most delicious pairings. Elk meatballs rule. Holy f***!
WEB: Channing Daughters Winery
Grape: Lagrein APP: Long Island (North Fork) COUNTY: USA AVE PRICE: $28
Wow! I can’t get enough of Sparkling red wines and this is certainly the first sparkling Lagrein that has crossed my path, but it’s a beautiful slamming, super tasty fun. Perfect with pizza. Damn this makes me miss visiting the North Fork of Long Island. I’m so glad I hit the tasting @domainela this past Sunday, all the wines were special but Chasing Moonlight just cut right through into my heart. I gotta have more but according to @southold_farm_and_cellar website only 139 cases made so let’s pretend I can get my hands on 100 cases I can drink around 3 bottles a day for the next year!
WEB: Southold Farm and Cellar