Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Long Point Winery semi-dry Riesling 2008

This past Monday evening was a first for me on-line.  Because of my work schedule and Shirley's extra long 'honey-do' list I never have the chance to do a tweet up on Twitter or follow a wine party on Facebook.

During the month of May at 8 pm on Mondays anyone can open a bottle of  Riesling from any Finger Lakes winery and join in on Facebook or Twitter to chat about what wine you are having for the evening.  You can add comments or photos or just sit back, relax, read what others are having and just sip away on your own wine.

My choice for the evening was a 2008 semi-dry Riesling($14) from the Long Point Winery. Long Point Winery is located on the east side of Cayuga Lake on scenic Route 90 in Aurora, New York. The winery sits on 72 acres of land overlooking beautiful Cayuga Lake. Guests are treated to a tasting of fine wines and the spectacular view that the tasting room provides.

The wine had light aromas of apple and citrus.  Did not get any floral aromas like I've been finding in all the other Rieslings I've had this month.  All from the Seneca Lake wineries. Don't know if there is a difference between the two lakes.  A little less mineral also. In the mouth there was lot's of melon, some tropical fruit and some great citrus, even a little pineapple. This wine that started out light on the aroma's really came through on the palate and finished crisp and long.

Paired very well with Shirley's home-made taco's made with ground turkey, chili sauce and green pepper smothered with Green Mountain salsa.  A bit spicy meant most of the bottle disappeared at the dinner table, but I did save a glass for later to enjoy while chatting with some new friends on Facebook and Twitter. Beautiful way to cap off a busy day.

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