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Best Selections of Wine Trade Tastings
from various wine industry portfolio tastings during the year.

 

 

Hard Cider


Lower East Cider Fest - NY 2019
Best Picks:
Orchard Hill Cider Mill - Bone Dry Draft, Ten66 Pommeau
Original Sin Cider - Black Widow, McIntosh
Abandoned Hard Cider - Classic
Treasury Cider - Wiccopee, Burr Knot, Counterpane
Angry Orchard - Supernatural, Wooden Sleeper, Understood In Motion 3, Farm Medium
Graft Cider - Farm Floor, Lost Tropic, Forest & Frost, Sapphire City
Nine Pin Ciderworks - Signature, Ginger, Cucumber-Lime, Cranberry, Belgian
Brooklyn Cider House - Raw, Kinda Dry
Naked Flock Cider - Rosé
Indian Ladder Farms Cidery - Blueberry, Chardonnay Barrel Aged
Wölffer Estate Vineyard - Dry
Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider - Esopus Spitzenburg, Northern Spy, Wickson, Golden Russett, Godspeed The Plough, Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Slyboro Cider House - Hidden Star, La Sainte Terre, Cherry Harvest, Ice Harvest
Lindner's Cider - Farmhouse Cider
Merchant's Daughter - Semi Dry, Clara's Reserve
Black Diamond Cider - 2017 Hickster, 2018 Jaywalker
Pennings Farm Cider - Iron Mountain
Metal House Cider - Ammir, Arista
New York Cider Company - Ithaca Sharp #2, Pommeau
South Hill Cider - Farmhouse, Bluegrass Russet, Royal Ice Cider
Doc's Draft hard Cider - Raspberry, Sour Cherry, Pumpkin
Big Apple Hard Cider - Brooklyn
Kings Highway Fine Cider - Guava-Licious
Eden Specialty Cider - Harvest, Claudine, Heirloom Blend Iced
Farnum Hill Ciders - Farmhouse, Kingston Black




Red Wine


Grands Crus Classés of Saint-Emilion Tasting Tour - NY 2019
Best Picks: Château Chauvin 2011; Château Corbin '15; Clos des Jacobins '10; Château Dassault 2010 & '16; Château Faurie de Souchard '14; Château de Pressac '16; Château Fonplégade '15; Château Fonroque '14; Château Grand Corbin 2012 & '16; Château Grand Corbin-Despagne '15; Château Grand Pontet '09; Château Jean Faure '14; Château La Tour Figeac '15; Château Ripeau '16.




Red WineWhite WineRose WineSparkling Wine
Dessert wineVodka, Tequila BlancoBourbon, Rye & Rum


Finger Lakes Winery & Distillery Tour - Seneca Lake, NY - Summer 2019
Best Picks:
Anthony Road Wine Company - Art Riesling '14 & '15, Tierce Riesling '15, Rosé of Cabernet Franc '17, Riesporter '14, Cabernet Franc/Lemberger '16.
Barnstormer Winery - Chardonnay '18, Dry Riesling '17, Riesling Reserve '17, Sangiovese Rosé '18, Cabernet Franc Sawmill Vineyard '17, Cab Franc Reserve '17, Cabernet Sauvignon '17.
Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard - Riesling Dry '17, Riesling HJW Vineyard '17, Riesling HJW Bio Vineyard '17, Riesling Josef Vineyard '16, Gewürztraminer '17, Chardonnay Reserve '17, Cuvée Brut Sparkling '13, Noble Select Riesling dessert wine '15.
Lakewood Vineyards - Dry Riesling '17, 3 Generations Riesling '17, Riesling Semi-Sweet '17, Pinot Gris Gigliotti Vineyards '17, Valvin Muscat '17, Bubbly Candeo Sparkling '18, Glaciovinium '17 iced wine.
Ravines Wine Cellars - Dry Riesling '16, Dry Riesling White Springs Vineyard '17, Dry Riesling Jeff's Field '16, Dry Riesling Argetsinger Vineyard '15, Chardonnay Argetsinger Vineyard '14, Pinot Rosé '18, Sparkling Brut '11.
Red Newt Cellars Winery - Riesling Tango Oaks Vineyard '13, Riesling Lahoma Vineyard '13, The Knoll Riesling Lahoma Vineyard '15, Dry Riesling KJR '14, Tierce Riesling '14.
Wagner Vineyards - Riesling Dry '17, Riesling Caywood East Dry '18, Riesling Semi-Dry '17, Riesling Select '17, Dry Rosé of Cab Franc '18, Cabernet Franc '16, Meritage '12, Pinot Noir Reserve '16, Riesling Ice '17.

Alder Creek Distillery - Bourbon Whiskey, Vodka, Gin, Barrel-Rested Gin.
Finger Lakes Distilling - McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey, McKenzie Rye Whiskey, McKenzie Bottled-In-Bond Wheated Bourbon, Vintner's Vodka, Seneca Drums Gin, McKenzie Distiller's Reserve Gin, Grape Brandy, Cherry Liqueur.
Myer Farm Distillers - New York Straight Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey, NY Straight Single Barrel Rye Whiskey, Myer Farm Vodka, Cayuga Gold Barrel Gin, Ginger Vodka, Coffee Vodka, J. Earl Myer Ginger Lake Rye.




Red Wine


Zin-Ex California Zinfandel Tasting - NYC 2019
Best Picks: Angry Bunch- Dry Creek Valley 2015; Artezin- Collins Vineyard '16; Berryessa Gap- Yolo County '15; Cline- Tehama County '12; Kunde- Reserve Century Vines '16; Leonard- Russian River Valley '14; Michael-David- Lust '15 & Rage '15; Oak Ridge- Moss Roxx '15; Peachy Canyon- D Block '17 & Vortex '14; Ridge- East Bench '17 & Geyserville '11; Seghesio- Old Vine '14 & Cortina '15; St. Francis- Dry Creek Valley Reserve '16; Storrs- Rusty Ridge Old Vine Reserve '16; Tres Sabores- Rutherford Estate '16, Por Que No? Blend '15 & Ingrid&Julie '18; Zo Wines- Winemaker Select '17, Dry Creek Valley '17 & '16.




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Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux - 2016 Vintage Grand Tasting, NYC
An excellent vintage – balanced with high tannins, high acidity and fresh fruit.
Best Picks: (White/Pessac-Léognan) Château Carbonnieux; Ch. De Fieuzal; Ch. Haut-Bergey; Ch. La Louvière; Ch. Latour-Martillac; Ch. Malartic-Lagravière; Ch. Olivier; Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte.
(Red/Saint-Émilion) Château Balestard La Tonnelle; Ch. Canon; Ch. Canon-La-Gaffelière; Ch. Fourtet; Ch. La Gaffelière; Ch. Larcis Ducasse; Ch. Pavie Macquin; Ch. La Tour Figeac.
(Red/Pomerol) Château Beauregard; Ch. Clinet; Ch. Gazin.
(Red/Margaux) Château Brane-Cantenac; Ch. Cantenac Brown; Ch. Dauzac; Ch. Giscours; Ch. Kirwan; Ch. Lascombes; Ch. Prieuré-Lichine; Ch. Rauzan-Ségla.
(Red/Saint-Julien) Château Beychevelle; Ch. Gloria; Ch. Gruaud Larose; Ch. Lagrange; Ch. Léoville Barton; Ch. Léoville-Poyferré.
(Red/Pauillac) Château D'Armalhac; Ch. Clerc Milon; Ch. Croizet-Bages; Ch. Grand-Puy Ducasse; Ch. Grand-Puy-Lacoste; Ch. Haut-Bages Libéral; Ch. Lynch-Bages; Ch. Pichon Baron; Ch. Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.
(Red/Saint-Estèphe) Château Phélan Ségur.
(Red/Pessac-Léognan) Château Olivier; Ch. Pape Clément; Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte.
(Red/Listrac Médoc/Moulis-En-Médoc) Château Clarke; Ch. Chasse-Spleen; Ch. Poujeaux.
(Sauternes) Château Bastor-Lamontagne; Ch. De Fargues; Ch. Doisy-Daëne; Ch. Guiraud; Clos Haut-Peyraguey; Ch. Lafaurie-Peyraguey; Ch. Suduiraut.




Rose Wine


La Nuit en Rosé Wine Cruise - NYC 2019
Best Picks: (France) Mouton Cadet '18; Barton & Guestier- Côtes de Provence Tourmaline '18 & Veuve du Vernay Brut Rosé; Château Roubine- La Rose '18; Aime Roquesante Côtes de Provence '18; Gérard Bertrand- Côte des Roses '18 & Ballerina '18; Château De Berne- Estate '18, Inspiration '18 & Emotion '18; Ultimate Provence '18; Château Les Valentines Le Caprice de Clementine '18; Le Roi des Pierres Sancerre Rosé '18; Château Auguste '18; Nicole Miller Rosé '18; Gratien & Meyer Crémant Brut Rosé.
(Italy) Grecia Salento '18; Corerosa '18.
(U.S.) Erath Winery Oregon Rosé '18; Bonterra Organic Vineyards Rosé '18; JNSQ Rosé Cru '18; Gloria Ferrer Brut Rosé.



Port Wine


2017 Vintage Port Preview Tasting - NYC 2019
An extraordinary classic-style vintage, showing a wonderful diversity of expressions. A challenging year with a very hot and dry, growing and ripening season. It's the first back-to-back vintage (2016 & 2017) since 1873.
Best Picks: (Exceptional) Dow's; Graham's; Graham's The Stone Terraces; Quinta do Noval Nacional; Taylor Fladgate; Taylor Fladgate Vargellas Vinha Velha; Warre's.
(Excellent) Cockburn's; Croft; Croft Roeda Serikos; Fonseca; Quinta do Noval; Quinta da Romaneira; Capela do Vesuvio.




Red Wine


Oregon Wine Trail - NYC 2019
Best Picks: (Willamette Valley Pinot Noir) Alexana Winery- Revana Vineyard Estate '14 & West Blocks '13; Anne Amie Vineyards- Twelve Oaks Estates ' 15; Antiquum Farm- Juel '17 & Passiflora '17; Apolloni Vineyards- Olivia Vineyard '13; Archer Vineyard- Olenik '17; Argyle Winery- Nuthouse '15; Belle Pente Vineyard- Estate Reserve '14; Brittan Vineyards- Basalt Block '15 & Cygnus Block '15; Carlton Cellars- Roads End '15; Domaine Roy et Fils- Incline '15 & Iron Filbert Vineyard '17; Domaine Verdant- Tryptique '13, Quintessence '13 & La Follasse '15; Elk Cove Vineyards- Five Mountain '17; Fullerton Wines- Fir Crest Vineyard '16; Knudsen Vineyards- Reserve '16; Lange Estate Winery- Freedom Hill '14; Le Cadeau Vineyard- Red Label '16, Diversite '16, Cote Est '17 & Merci Reserve '16; Montinore Estate- Reserve '15; Patricia Green Cellars- Estate '17 & Freedom Hill Vineyard Dijon 115 '17; Patton Valley Vineyard- Estate '15; Raptor Ridge Winery- Estate '14; Rex Hill- Jacob Hart Estate Vineyard '16; Van Duzer Vineyards- Dijon Blocks '15.




Red WineWhite Wine


Zachys Festa D'Italia - NY 2019
Best Picks: (Red Wine) Argiano- Brunello di Montalcino '13 & Solengo '16; I Greppi- Greppicaia '15; Antinori- Cianti Badia A Passignano Classico Gran Selezione '13, Villa Antinori Chinati Classico Riserva '15, Tenuta Tignanello Marchese Chianti Classico Riserva '16, Tignanello '15 & '16; Bibi Greatz- Colore '12 & '13; Bruno Giacosa- Barolo Falletto '15, Barolo Falletto Vigna le Rocche '15 & Barbaresco Asili Riserva '14; Cavallotto- Barolo Bricco Boschis '13 & '15; Luce Delle Vite- Toscana '15 & Brunello di Montalcino Luce '14; Petrolo- Galatrona '16; Tenuta dell'Ornellaia- Ornellaia Bolgheri '15; Fontodi- Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo '16 & Fiaccianello della Pieve '16; Valdicava- Brunello di Montalcino '13 & Brunello di Montalcino Madonna del Piano Riserva '13; San Giusto a Rentennano- Percarlo '15; Fattoria Le Pupille- Poggio Valente '16, Toscana IGT Syrah '15 & Saffredi '16; Tenuta San Guido- Sassicaia '16; Cava D'Onice- Brunello di Montalcino Colombaio '13; Castellare di Castellina- Chianti Classico Riserva '16, I Sodi di San Niccolo '15 & Poggio Al Merli '16; Dal Forno Romano- Valpoicella Superiore, 08, '12 & '13, Amarone della Valpolicella '12.
(White Wine) Pieropan- Soave Classico Calvarino '16 & Soave Classico La Rocca '15; Antinori- Cervaro Della Sala '16; Bibi Greatz- Testamatta '15 & '16; Tenuta dell'Ornellaia- Poggio alle Gazze Toscana Bianco '16; Fattoria Le Pupille- Villa Sparina Gavi '17.




Red WineWhite WineDessert wine


Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux - 2016 Vintage Grand Tasting, NYC
An excellent vintage – balanced with high tannins, high acidity and fresh fruit.
Best Picks: (White/Pessac-Léognan) Château Carbonnieux; Ch. De Fieuzal; Ch. Haut-Bergey; Ch. La Louvière; Ch. Latour-Martillac; Ch. Malartic-Lagravière; Ch. Olivier; Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte.
(Red/Saint-Émilion) Château Balestard La Tonnelle; Ch. Canon; Ch. Canon-La-Gaffelière; Ch. Fourtet; Ch. La Gaffelière; Ch. Larcis Ducasse; Ch. Pavie Macquin; Ch. La Tour Figeac.
(Red/Pomerol) Château Beauregard; Ch. Clinet; Ch. Gazin.
(Red/Margaux) Château Brane-Cantenac; Ch. Cantenac Brown; Ch. Dauzac; Ch. Giscours; Ch. Kirwan; Ch. Lascombes; Ch. Prieuré-Lichine; Ch. Rauzan-Ségla.
(Red/Saint-Julien) Château Beychevelle; Ch. Gloria; Ch. Gruaud Larose; Ch. Lagrange; Ch. Léoville Barton; Ch. Léoville-Poyferré.
(Red/Pauillac) Château D'Armalhac; Ch. Clerc Milon; Ch. Croizet-Bages; Ch. Grand-Puy Ducasse; Ch. Grand-Puy-Lacoste; Ch. Haut-Bages Libéral; Ch. Lynch-Bages; Ch. Pichon Baron; Ch. Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.
(Red/Saint-Estèphe) Château Phélan Ségur.
(Red/Pessac-Léognan) Château Olivier; Ch. Pape Clément; Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte.
(Red/Listrac Médoc/Moulis-En-Médoc) Château Clarke; Ch. Chasse-Spleen; Ch. Poujeaux.
(Sauternes) Château Bastor-Lamontagne; Ch. De Fargues; Ch. Doisy-Daëne; Ch. Guiraud; Clos Haut-Peyraguey; Ch. Lafaurie-Peyraguey; Ch. Suduiraut.




White Wine


DOC delle Venezie Italian Style Pinot Grigio - NYC 2018
Best Picks: (Pinot Grigio 2017) Anno Domini, Bosco del Merlo, Botter, Campagnola, Cantina di Castelnuovo del Garda, Cantina di Custoza, Cantina di Monteforte, Cantina di Soave, Cavit, Collis Veneto Wine Group, Corte Giara- Allegrini, Delibori, Enoitalia, Farina, Giusti, La Delizia, Lavis, Masi, Masottina- Ai Palazzi, Monteci, Montetondo, Perlage, Ruffino, Santa Sofia- Antichello, Sartori, Scriani, Seiterre- Rizzi, Tenimenti Civa, Valpantena, Tommasi, Villa Mattielli.

 

 



 
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