This past Saturday I was able stop by Vinomania and pick up the Rieslings mentioned in the New Times article. The only one sold out was Ravines, but I did bring home the other three. The first one I opened was the Zugibe semi-dry 2008($14). Shirley did not feel like working in the kitchen today so we dined on Chinese take-out. I was the only one drinking wine and that meant a pairing with chicken and broccoli. After tonight, Riesling will now be my wine of choice with that meal.
All the characteristic aromas of Finger Lakes Riesling were present. A nice blend of grapefruit, floral (honeysuckle) with some melon lead to a nice mouthful of citrus, melon and peach and a hint of sweetness. Sipping later was delightful.
I was starting to put together an itinerary for a May 26 wine tour and just added Zugibe Vineyards to the top of my list. We will probably stay on the east side of Seneca Lake this time and plan to do a Cayuga Trail tour in June. Getting ready for some fun.