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Wine Club #8 - NY State

Wine Club #8 - NY State
Well, 20,000 feet of snow couldn't stop Wine Club. The ever handsome Richard Fisher hosted and provided lovely snacks for our tasting of New York State Wines.
A good time was had by all.

Our random wine picking yielded 2 rieslings, 2 chardonnays, 1 cabernet sauvignon, and 3 merlots - and I think the group consensus was that the Rieslings were the most interesting and tasty.
The merlots were pleasant, like merlots like to be.

The chardonnays were liked by everyone, except me. Maybe it was the cold medicine, but I had a really hard time getting into them. One of them I reviewed as "Is this really chardonnay? It's like sour apples." The other one I also found tart as well, but I couldn't smell anything distinctive (could be my stuffy nose) and it vanished from my mouth as soon as it was swallowed.
None of that oaky, buttery california stuff here.

Interesting. Maybe I'll re-try these when I am not high on drugs.

So, here are the three favorites from Wine Club #8.

2003 Herman J. Wiemer - Johannisberg Riesling
Finger Lakes
"Fruity, clean"
"Very enjoyable, on the sweet side with a little peppery taste"
"Pleasantly tart for a Riesling"

2001 Corey Creek - Chardonnay
North Fork Long Island
"I smell coconut"
"Very kicky"
"My favorite - I could drink this all night"
"Is it me, or is there no nose? No finish?
"It's grown on me"

3rd Place tie

Treleaven - Dry Riesling
Cayuga Lake
"I taste pear"
"Crisp and light, like a Hugh Grant movie"
"Maybe too soft?"
"Very gulpable"
"A bouquet like a delicate marshmallow"

Palmer Vineyards - Merlot
North Fork Long Island
"My fave of the reds"
"Oaky and smoky"
"Cracking fruit"
"Jack's wine sucks"

I always thought Rieslings were underrated. Although, bad Rieslings can be very, very bad. As in, bad enough that even I won't drink it.

I will have to give the Herman J. Wiemer a try.
»chris ||  1/26/2005 ||  9:24:45 PM
who are you kidding . . .of course you'd drink it . . .
»mr. xls ||  1/26/2005 ||  9:36:27 PM
Rieslings and indian food are totally yum.
»:r ||  1/26/2005 ||  10:24:27 PM
Klutch is right. I'd drink antifreeze if they called it "Johnnio Walker Blue-Green".
»chris ||  1/26/2005 ||  10:32:36 PM
and by "Johnnio" i mean "Johnnie".

»chris ||  1/26/2005 ||  10:34:44 PM
you and rach should head up to the finger lake wine trail. it's so fun. but get someone to drive you around - you'll quickly get wasted on all those sips!
»lisa ||  1/27/2005 ||  9:10:49 AM
I think the chardonnay was actually a Finger Lakes wine, too, not Long Island. Mmmmm, that cheese Richard had, totally addictive, funky dry gouda. Where did ya get it??!
»reba ||  1/27/2005 ||  10:49:08 PM
I appreciate you trying to keep my wife off the sauce by not inviting us.
»jb ||  1/28/2005 ||  5:48:50 PM
I did tell your wife beforehand that I was having a wine club and I assumed that she would be giving birth and wouldn't want to climb up to Richard's 4th floor apartment like she had done two nights before.

you had a baby yet?
»:r ||  1/31/2005 ||  2:27:15 PM

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