AROMATICS: A complex and bold assemblage of dark currant, chocolate hazelnut cream, coffee beans, dark and dense fruits, vanilla, red plum, baking spices and wild berry, along with hints of strawberry, wild field herbs, tobacco and roasted meats
PALATE: Bold and intense, with blackberry cobbler, crème de cassis, toasted hazelnut, chocolate, toffee and strawberry judiciously balanced with dark and wild berry fruits, licorice, cardamom seeds and baked rhubarb pie
STRUCTURE: A full-bodied wine with layers of complexity, concentrated black fruit and excellent balance. The wine’s breadth and structure is complemented by a supple, velvety mouthfeel, with the wine coating the mouth with satisfying tannins. The finish is long and satisfying
Last week a client asked how my passion for wine began….
Actually, my wine journey started quite by accident. Desperately needing a break from our 3 toddlers (the 4th still a few years away), my wife booked a weekend at a bed & breakfast on Keuka Lake in the heart of Finger Lakes, NY wine country. Kids in good hands with family, I still wasn’t sure how I felt about leaving them, making the long drive, spending the money, etc. just for a 3 day weekend getaway – until we arrived. The beauty of the wine region was exhilarating as was the whole process from viticulture to winemaking. I needed to learn more. That visit put me down a path of reading about the wine regions of the world, tasting as many varietals as possible, and ultimately beginning my formal studies. Today, I have completed 5 of the 6 exams for WSET Level 4 Diploma in wine, and the passion to learn persists. Thanks for asking