Tag Archives: New York

Quick Pour: Hector Wine Company Essence Blend 2013

Producer: Hector Wine Company
Region: Finger Lakes AVA, New York, United States
Price: $25
Vintage: 2013
Varietals: 33% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV: 12.9%

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12 Beers of Christmas, Day 2: Ithaca Embrr

Day #2 brings another beer that is new to my taste buds. It’s a rye porter from Ithaca called Embrr. Day #2 brings another beer that is new to my taste buds. It's a rye porter from Ithaca called Embrr. 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 2: Ithaca Embrr 12 Beers of Christmas, Day 2: Ithaca Embrr 2015-12-10 Eric Schiavo Virginia Pour House Review Ithaca Embrr - 86 86 86 Points A solid robust porter from Ithaca that delivers a solid punch of roasted malts and rye spice. User Rating: Be the first one !

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Quick Pour: Turkey Day Rieslings

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Quick Pour: Labor Day Rosé Selections

Chateau Lafayette Reneau Pinot Noir Rose 2014 (Finger Lakes AVA, New York, USA)
Groundworks (Sans Liege) Grenache Rose 2013 (Paso Robles AVA, California, USA)
Boxwood Winery Rose 2013 (Middleburg AVA, Virginia, USA)
Jacuzzi Vineyards Rosato di Sangiovese 2013 (Sonoma Coast, California, USA)
Ingleside Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rose 2013 (Washington Birthplace AVA, Virginia, USA)
Ingleside Vineyards Rosato di Sangiovese 2014 (Washington Birthplace AVA, Virginia, USA)
Scribe Winery Pinot Noir Rose 2014 (Sonoma County, California, USA)

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Quick Pour: Lakewood Vineyards 25 Anniversary Blanc de Noir 2011

Producer: Lakewood Vineyards & Winery
Region: Finger Lakes AVA, New York, United States
Price: $30
Vintage: 2011
Varietals: Pinot Noir
ABV: 12%

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Quick Pour: Glenora Wine Cellars Pinot Blanc 2013

Producer: Glenora Wine Cellars
Region: Finger Lakes AVA, New York, USA
Price: $14.99
Vintage: 2013
Varietals: Pinot Blanc
ABV: 12%

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25 Pours of Christmas (Pour 4): Shaw Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Shaw Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Producer: Shaw Vineyard & Winery Region: Seneca Lake AVA, Finger Lakes AVA, New York, USA Price: $18 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc ABV: 13% Virginia Pour House Notes: Notes of citrus and grass lead the nose with bright acidity shining on the palate adding nuances of honeysuckle up front followed closely by crisp, white peach and hints of lemongrass. A creamy palate texture and a smooth finish with just a touch of zest towards the back palate concludes New York State white gem. We originally opened this bottle in the Spring, but it had held up very well and still had bold acidity. This would be perfect for a traditional Italian Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes.   Shaw Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Producer: Shaw Vineyard & Winery Region: Seneca Lake AVA, Finger Lakes AVA, New York, USA Price: $18 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 100% Sauvignon …

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Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer: #1-3

It all comes down to this. Here are the top three beers in the Pour House’s Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer! #3: Schlafly Pumpkin Ale Producer: Schlafly Beer; St. Louis, MO Beer Name: Pumpkin Ale Price Range: $12 / 6-pack (12 oz) ABV: 8% Appearance: Deep amber, copper-colored, bright Aroma: Pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove Virginia Pour House Review: The beer is a bright copper color and almost perfectly clear with a small head the quickly dissipates. The aroma is intoxicating. It smells like the kitchen on Thanksgiving morning, rich with spices present in pumpkin pie. I get hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove along with some pumpkin notes. This is probably the best aroma I have gotten out of a pumpkin beer this year. The taste does not disappoint. There is a great blend of pumpkin spices in this one, with cinnamon and nutmeg standing out. It tastes like a freshly-made pumpkin …

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25 Pours of Christmas (Pour 2): Rooster Hill Estate Cabernet Franc-Lemberger 2011

Rooster Hill Estate Cabernet Franc-Lemberger 2011 Producer: Rooster Hill Vineyards Region: Keuka Lake, Finger Lakes AVA, New York, USA Price: $19.99 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 70% Cabernet Franc / 30% Lemberger ABV: 12.4% Virginia Pour House Notes: This deep, red Cabernet Franc dominated wine shows off a typical peppery yet spice driven aroma that added dried black cherry and blackberry flavors to coat the palate. While the palate is exentuated by bone-dry, peppery tannins that drive from front to back right down the middle of the palate. Earthy nuances show up towards the mid-to-back palate finishing bone-dry with hints of leather that are intensified by the peppery backbone while showing off nice depth and complexity.   Rooster Hill Estate Cabernet Franc-Lemberger 2011 Producer: Rooster Hill Vineyards Region: Keuka Lake, Finger Lakes AVA, New York, USA Price: $19.99 Vintage: 2011 Varietals: 70% Cabernet Franc / 30% Lemberger ABV: 12.4% Virginia Pour House …

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Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer: #13 & #12

The Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer continues with #13 and #12 in the countdown! #13: Southern Tier Warlock Producer: Southern Tier Brewing Company; Lakewood, New York Beer Name: Warlock Price Range: $7.99/bottle (22 oz) ABV: 8.6% Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, partly cloudy Aroma: Pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, roasted malts Virginia Pour House Review: The beer is a dark brown, nearly black but isn’t completely cloudy. The beer pours with very little head and it is not retained upon sitting. The aroma is rich with pumpkin and hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. There is also a bit of cocoa and roasted malt in the nose. The taste has a nice blend of pumpkin and bitter notes from the dark roasted malts. There’s a hint of cocoa in the middle and some light hop bitterness in the finish. This beer is a chocolatey pumpkin delight. There is a great blend of unique flavors …

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