Our Favorite Reds for Spring

The Wine Cognoscenti Recommend

 


« Prev Next » 6 of 8
Lenn Thompson

My favorite red wine for Spring: It's cliche, but I drink a ton of rose in the spring -- the fresher the better. Both the Finger Lakes and Long Island regions in New York make some terrific examples. I tend to like ones made with pinot noir or cab franc the most. 

Lenn Thompson
New York Cork Report

Mentioned in this article

Comments

  • Snooth User: rossmary00
    1049805 2

    Dear Snooth, I'm not certain where your wine cognescenti hang their hats, but I don't recognize the names from this vast area between East & West coasts, esp. Chicagoland. I'm the wine columnist for the Daily Herald, published in & around Chicago & would be happy to represent the Prairie Division in Snooth. Please contact me at Rossmary00@aol.com. Good wine & health 'til then, Mary Ross

    Apr 02, 2014 at 1:19 PM


  • Mary Ross, are you the same Master Sommelier I met years ago in Chicago when I worked at Four Farthings???? The daughter of a liquor distributor, one who told me that in order to learn wine when she was young that she forced herself to taste 6 wines a day, regardless of how she was feeling?--Lucy (then Francis) Rogers

    Apr 02, 2014 at 1:29 PM


  • Snooth User: intellmkt
    1418066 30

    Why would someone include a wine in "My Favorite Wines for Spring" and then, in the wine review, say "needs two years."?

    Apr 02, 2014 at 3:05 PM


  • Snooth User: Richard Jennings
    Hand of Snooth
    780161 120,465

    Fair point Intellmkt. The Occhipinti Frappato is usually ready to drink when released, but the 2010 was a little tighter than usual. That tasting note dates back to when it was released. I'd say you're in good shape reaching for this Frappato this Spring, any vintage you can find.

    Apr 02, 2014 at 6:42 PM


  • I don't know about Chicago but I'm in Milwaukee and the Helioterra Pinot Noir is available here.

    Cliff

    Apr 02, 2014 at 9:29 PM


Add a Comment

Search Articles


Best Wine Deals

  • $33.99
    15% off
    Les Fiefs de Lagrange St Julien France Bordeaux Haut Medoc Saint Julien Red
    Les Fiefs de Lagrange St Julien France Bordeaux Haut Medoc Saint Julien Red 2006
  • $26.97
    18% off
    Tardieu-Laurent St. Péray Blanc Vieilles Vignes
    Tardieu-Laurent St. Péray Blanc Vieilles Vignes 2007
See More Deals





Snooth Media Network