Saturday, February 28, 2009

Tasting at NY Wine Expo

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With outstanding company, I enjoyed a session of the NY Wine Expo. Boasting over 600 wines, a few dozen were definitely worth a try in anyone's travels. Here are the distributors hard at work getting things ready for the event's opening today:


And below are a few brief ratings and tasting notes from some of the wines sampled (ratings are based on the 5-point Spirit of Wine scale, which you can see described at the right):

Casa Montes Alzamora - 2+
Michel David Petite Petit - mid red; smooth, mineral - 4
Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon - 3
Belleruche Cotes du Rhone 2+
Parallel 45 - 2
Pabassiere - 2
La Linda Torrontes - bright grass 3
Bosca pinot noir - 2
Clumbe Barbera d'Asti - blackberry, smooth - 2+
Aldegheri Il Groto - old school - 3
Finca el Origen - 2 Torrontes. 3 -
Indaba Shiraz - mid red - smoky; smoky sweet - 3
Uitkyk Cabernet Shiraz - old world style - 3
Finca los Alijares - 3+
Alonzo macabeo de finca la fuente - white - funky balloons; clean light acids - 2
Jenlain Ambree Beer - smooth, aromatic - 4
Magner's Irish Cider - barnyardy, funky, lightly sweet - 3+

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