10 New York State Wines To Drink On National Red Wine Day
Sometimes, there's nothing better than a glass of wine after a long day,. You deserve it! This list of incredible Red Wines from New York comes at a wonderful time, on National Red Wine Day. Time to head to the closest wine and liquor store and grab them to indulge!
This list comes from the lovely Winemag.com, who give descriptions that perfectly capture the flavors of each wine.
Here's 10 New York State Wines for You to Try
- Heron Hill 2011 Cabernet Franc
Layers of mushroom, savory spice, and earth lend depth and complexity to luscious red raspberry and cherry flavors in this complex, standout Cabernet Franc. Tart cranberry cuts through the supple and silky palate, leading to a cool, mineral finish.
- Fox Run 2012 Reserve Cabernet Franc
Tart red cherries mingle with notes of warm toast, cedar and menthol in this bold, richly bodied Cabernet Franc. Bright cranberry notes cut through the midpalate, which is fringed by fine grained tannins, leading to a lingering hint of savory umami on the finish
- Keuka Spring 2011 Merlot
Vanilla and baking spices waft amidst ruddy, ripe black fruit on this rich, luscious Merlot. It’s straightforward and plummy in flavor profile, but finishes nicely on a brambly, softly tannic note.
- Knapp 2012 Merlot
Crisp red cherry and berry notes on the nose become increasingly ruddy and ripe on the palate of this soft, medium-bodied Merlot. It’s pleasantly juicy, but whiffs of ramp and dried savory herbs are a distracting contrast.
- Hudson-Chatham 2011 Empire Reserve Red
Ruddy, primary red cherry and berry notes persist from nose to finish on this blend of Baco Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Ripe black-fruit flavors are fleshy and ripe on the palate, but demure in concentration and length.
- Cereghino Smith 2012 Eaten by Bears
Luscious aromas of blackberry and blueberry pie filling are touched by hints of tar and crushed stone on this bold, ruddy blend of Syrah and Petit Verdot. Ripe black cherry and berry flavors are straightforward, but juicy and pleasurable. It finishes with a kiss of heat.
- Whitecliff Vineyard 2012 Reserve Gamay Noir
Granite and red cherry notes are reminiscent of fine Beaujolais in this surprisingly tasty Hudson River Gamay. Cranberry and cherry flavors are tangy and revitalizing, nuanced by fresh herbs and leaves. It’s elegant and sprightly through a moderately long finish.
- Fulkerson 2013 William Vigne Zweigelt
While blackberry and cherry notes are lush and ripe on the nose, this Finger Lakes Zweigelt is surprisingly elegant on the palate. Sour cherry and tart plum flavors are concentrated and juicy, but lively in feel. The finish is extended by a fringe of fine, polished tannins.
- Fox Run 2012 Lemberger
Cedar shavings and golden toast waft over delicate black cherry on this brisk, light-footed Lemberger. Succulent berry flavors are demure, but peek out shyly through layers of bramble and green leaf on the palate.
- Chateau Lafayette Reneau 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of mocha and chocolate waft sweetly from this ripe, easy drinking Cabernet Sauvignon. The flavors of fleshy black plum and cherry are soft and plump, but refreshing acidity kicks on the midpalate. The finish is swift, with soft, wispy tannins.