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Re: Finger Lakes Wine: Rate 'em as you taste 'em

Postby Matt » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:38 pm

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Chateau LaFayette Reneau
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KAPOW! This white has a kick and so much more flavor than the other Rieslings I have tried. I definite winner in my book, and the third Chateau LaFayette Reneau wine I have been impressed with.
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Re: Finger Lakes Wine: Rate 'em as you taste 'em

Postby Matt » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:25 pm

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Thirsty Owl Riesling
Just a bland riesling. nothing to hoot about here.

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Sweet Walter Red
Grape juicy goodness. It's like a welch's cocktail with alcohol. Nothing amazing, but certainly worth the price.
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Re: Finger Lakes Wine: Rate 'em as you taste 'em

Postby Kelly » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:30 pm

Time to catch up again...definitely slowing down now that the novelty is wearing off.

Tickle Hill Grapeful Red - 2/5

Tickle Hill Sweetie Pie - 3/5

Wagner Alta B - 2/5 - only reason it gets a 2 instead of a O is because it was pretty good with chocolate

Penguin Bay Tuxedo Red - 3/5

Salmon Run Reisling 2010 - 2/5

Hazlitt White Cat - 5/5

Glenora Niagara - 5/5 and probably the best Niagara I've had. :star: :grapes:

Niagara Landing Misty Niagara - 4.5/5 (this evening's selection) :up:
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Re: Finger Lakes Wine: Rate 'em as you taste 'em

Postby Kelly » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:40 am

Chateau Lafayette Reneau Niagara Mist - 3/5
Damiani Dolce Bianco - 2/5 sweet - but not grapey sweet. :down:
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Re: Finger Lakes Wine: Rate 'em as you taste 'em

Postby Matt » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:47 am

you didn't care for the niagara mist? i love that one.
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Re: Finger Lakes Wine: Rate 'em as you taste 'em

Postby Kelly » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:00 pm

Well, as Niagaras go, it was ok - not bad - but not the best out there. Glenora Niagara is what I will have to compare all Niagaras to now. I don't think I'll find a tastier one. Wish I had found the best sooner...but sometimes that's how my life works. ;)
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Re: Finger Lakes Wine: Rate 'em as you taste 'em

Postby Kelly » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:41 pm

William Vigne 2010 Seneca Lake Juicy Sweet Reisling 3.5/5 Pretty good - the more you drink, the better it tastes. 8)
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Re: Finger Lakes Wine: Rate 'em as you taste 'em

Postby Kelly » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:40 am

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Heron Hill 2008 Eclipse Red - 0/5 Honestly bought it for the bottle which is beautiful. And to go with a lovely corned beef and cabbage dinner. I'm not ready for a wine this dry. Probably won't ever be. But I've got a nice bottle.


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Bully Hill Le Goat Blush - 3/5 Nothng wrong with it. Just didn't knock my socks off. Didn't buy it myself - served by dinner host.
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Re: Finger Lakes Wine: Rate 'em as you taste 'em

Postby Kelly » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:54 am

Eagle Crest Vineyards - Niagara

1/5 - How is it possible to ruin a Niagara grape? Horrible. If I wanted cough medicine, that's what I would have purchased. :down: The color is even off.
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Re: Finger Lakes Wine: Rate 'em as you taste 'em

Postby Matt » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:27 am

I've never known the Hemlock, Canadice, Consesus wineries (3 of them, right?) to produce decent wines. The climates are not all that controlled by the small lakes, so they tend to get grape crops highly variable and unacceptable to weather changes.
I love a good Niagara and it was my fall-back wine. Good to know I need to avoid this one.
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Re: Finger Lakes Wine: Rate 'em as you taste 'em

Postby Kelly » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:15 am

After my small stash of "to try" wines are gone - I am just going to enjoy my favorite red and my favorite white. That's it. Haven't found anything that even comes close to how good these taste.

Bully Hill's Banty Red
Glenora's Niagara
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Re: Finger Lakes Wine: Rate 'em as you taste 'em

Postby Kelly » Mon May 28, 2012 5:31 pm

Pompous Ass - Kiss My Ass - Red - 3/5

Heron HIll - Eclipse - White - 1/5

Widmer Lake Niagara - 3/5

Casa Larga - Bianco - 3/5

Bully Hill - Felicity - 3/5

:up: Knapp Vineyards - Kat Knapp White - Niagara - 5/5

Lakewood Vineyards - Niagara 2010 - 4/5

:up: *Thousand Islands Winery - Niagara - 5/5

:up: *Thousand Islands Winery - Delaware - 5/5


* Not Finger Lakes - but New York State
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