OUTSTANDING HUDSON VALLEY WINES!
The focus today is on fantastic wines made right here in the Hudson Valley! Fjord Vineyards is the creation ofMatthew Spaccarelli, winemaker at Benmarl Winery across the river in Marlboro. These wines are crafted by Matthew in the Benmarl cellars, using both estate-grown fruit and grapes sourced from renowned vineyards in the Finger Lakes and the North Fork of Long Island. We're excited to debut their sauvignon blanc and cabernet franc! We're also featuring the new vintage of pinot noir from Tousey Winery, in Clermont, another fairly new, family-run winery that's already become one of our favorites!
Fjord Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc North Fork Long Island 2014
Country: USA / Region: NEW YORK STATE / Appellation: NORTH FORK LONG ISLAND / Varietal(s): SAUVIGNON BLANC --- A Double Gold winner at the 2015 Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition, Fjord sauvignon blanc is made at Benmarl Winery, from selected grapes from the North Fork of Long Island, notably from the sustainably grown Palmer Vineyards managed by esteemed North Fork grower Steve Mudd. Classic herbaceousness and citrus peel on the nose give way to a bright, clean palate, with zesty acidity, more grapefuit and citrus flavors, and a touch of green herbs on the finish. Perfect with salads and cheeses, try this with kale salad with breadcrumbs, parmesan, and lemon vinaigrette.
Tousey Winery Pinot Noir Hudson River 2014
Country: USA/ Region: NEW YORK STATE/ Appellation: HUDSON RIVER / Varietal(s): PINOT NOIR --- From our neighbors up the river in Clermont, NY, comes a new Hudson Valley winery we’re excited to feature again. Tousey Winery is a family-run affair, founded by Ray Tousey, and now run by Ray’s daughter, Kimberly Peacock, and her husband, Ben. This young winery has already begun gathering accolades for their focus on quality and elegance, and is hailed as one of the hottest up-and-coming wine producers in NY! This pinot shows what the fuss is all about: light and lovely, with beautiful layers of complexity; refined aromas of red cherries, strawberries, blueberries, and violets evolve into bright, ripe cherry flavors with beguiling accents of dried fruit and spice. Drink with mushroom burgers with arugula.
Fjord Vineyards Cabernet Franc Hudson River Region 2014
Country: USA / Region: NEW YORK STATE / Appellation: HUDSON RIVER REGION / Varietal(s): CABERNET FRANC --- From a single vineyard site in Marlboro comes this exquisite cabernet franc. Medium-bodied, it evokes a "new world Chinon". It features elegant red raspberries, green bell pepper, and hints of delicate herbs on a seductive, savory finish. Enjoy this with grass-fed lamb kebabs with grilled veggies!