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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tasting Consignment New York Wines at CRFA (March 7/11)

 The Time and Date: Monday, March 7, 2011  Noon to 5 PM
The Event: a tasting of consignment New York wines, on a drop-in basis,
at the CRFA show.
The Venue: CRFA Show
The Target Audience: wine media and sommeliers
The Availability/Catalogue: 28 wines were available for sampling.
The Quote/Background: there was a very informative catalogue, listing
the wines by varieties, their availability, prices, agency, and some
winemaker's notes.
The Wines:
 
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Fulkerson Winery Dry Riesling 2009 Finger Lakes $16.95
-Sheldrake Point Semi-Dry Riesling 2008 Finger Lakes, $18.95 Classique
Imports
 
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling 2009 Finger Lakes, $19.95 Hobbs & Co
-Fulkerson Winery Semi-Dry Riesling 2009 Finger Lakes $16.95
-Heron Hill Ingle Vineyard Riesling 2007 Finger Lakes, $15.95 Tannin
Fine Wines
-Prejean Winery Semi-Dry Gewurztraminer 2008 Finger Lakes, $19.95
Private order, Robert Ketchin
-Paumanok Vineyards Merlot Grand Vintage 2004 Long Island, $29.95
Private order, Robert Ketchin
-Raphael Estate Merlot 2007 Long Island, $26.95, Hanna and Sons
-Osprey Dominion Merlot 2007 Long Island, $29.95 Trilogy Wines
-Castello di Borghese Merlot 2005 Long Island, $28.95 Private order,
Robert Ketchin
-Millbrook Vineyards Pinot Noir 2008 Hudson River, $20.95 Classique
Imports
-Oak Summit Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007 Hudson River, $29.95 Private
order, Robert Ketchin
-Lamoreaux Landing Cabernet Franc 2007 Finger Lakes, $20.95, MCO
 
*** Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Fox Run Vineyards Dry Riesling 2009 Finger Lakes, $18.95 Trilogy Wines
-Arrowhead Spring Vineyards Semi-Dry Riesling 2009 Niagara Escarpment
NY, $19.95, Private order, Robert Ketchin
-Ravines Wine Cellars Dry Riesling 2009 Finger Lakes, $18.95 Classique
Imports
-Arrowhead Spring Vineyards Red Meritage 2007 Niagara Escarpment NY,
$19.95, Private order, Robert Ketchin
-Sheldrake Point Waterfall Chardonnay 2007 Finger Lakes, $16.75
Classique Imports
-Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli 2008 Finger Lakes, $22.95 Hobbs & Co.
-Raphael Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Long Island, $26.95 Hanna & Sons
-Channing Daughters Mudd 2006 Long Island, $28.95
-Channing Daughters Cuvee Tropical 2007 Long Island, $16.75
-Castello di Borghese Chardonnay 2009 Long Island, $20.95 Private
order, Robert Ketchin
-White Springs Gewurztraminer 2009 Fi9nger Lakes, $18.45  Amethyst
-Brotherhood Pinot Noir 2008 Hudson River, $17.95 Classique Imports
-Ravines Wine Cellars Pinot Noir 2008 Finger Lakes, $27.95 Classique
Imports
-Peconic Bay Nautique Esprit de Rouge NV Long Island, $18.95
 
The Food: cheeses, breads, fruits.
The Downside: I got lost trying to find the room amongst the acres of
displays and food.
The Upside: a chance to catch up with New York wines.
The Contact Person: nywine@ketchin.com
The Marketing Effectiveness of this Event (numerical grade): 86.
 
 

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