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Jamesport Vineyards Riesling North Fork Late Harvest 2004

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Wine Recommendation: Jamesport Vineyards 2004 Late Harvest Riesling, North Fork of Long Island History: Jamesport Vineyards is a father-son collaboration that began in 1981 at Early Rising Farm in Cutchogue, making Jamesport Vineyards one of the North Fork's oldest vineyards. 60 acres of pristine vineyards are located here. The high quality of their fruit is what gained Jamesport Vineyards a reputation and caused their fruit to be in high demand from both local and upstate wineries. Jamesport Vineyards is truly an estate winery. Ron Goerler Sr. acquired the 150-year-old barn that houses the winery and tasting room in 1986. Drawing on the great Cutchogue fruit supply as well as the talents of his son, Ron Jr., he started Jamesport Vineyards in 1989. Since then, a lot has changed, both aesthetically and agriculturally. New clones of Cabernet Franc, Dijon Chardonnay and Syrah were selected from California vineyards for planting at the winery locale. Tasting Notes: The Riesling grapes were allowed to hang on the vine until the end of November when their sugars become concentrated by the Noble Rot. Botrytis, or Noble Rot dehydrates the berries, reducing the yield by 60%. This produces a wine of intense complexity and abundant residual sugar. This wine exhibits aromas of crème brulee, baked apples, pear juice, and layers of vanilla, butterscotch, and honey. Super sweet and viscous, this "Nectar of the Gods" is the ultimate dessert wine and will age indefinitely. WINE ADVOCATE RATING OF 90 POINT. Return to Jamesport Vineyards Wine List

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Snooth User: LennThompson
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0.00 5
12/10/2008

A rich, honeyed gold in the glass the complex, layered nose displays classic botrytis notes--hay and honey--while also offering burnt sugar, juicy peach and pear, and vanilla. Full-bodied and decidedly sweet, significant, palate-cleansing acidity brings excellent balance and keeps the wine lively. Honeyed fruit flavors are most prominent on the forepalate, with vanilla and buttered-toffee notes lingering on a lengthy, luxurious finish.


Snooth User: bajaninny
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5.00 5
08/03/2008

Five glasses



Wine Recommendation: Jamesport Vineyards 2004 Late Harvest Riesling, North Fork of Long Island History: Jamesport Vineyards is a father-son collaboration that began in 1981 at Early Rising Farm in Cutchogue, making Jamesport Vineyards one of the North Fork's oldest vineyards. 60 acres of pristine vineyards are located here. The high quality of their fruit is what gained Jamesport Vineyards a reputation and caused their fruit to be in high demand from both local and upstate wineries. Jamesport Vineyards is truly an estate winery. Ron Goerler Sr. acquired the 150-year-old barn that houses the winery and tasting room in 1986. Drawing on the great Cutchogue fruit supply as well as the talents of his son, Ron Jr., he started Jamesport Vineyards in 1989. Since then, a lot has changed, both aesthetically and agriculturally. New clones of Cabernet Franc, Dijon Chardonnay and Syrah were selected from California vineyards for planting at the winery locale. Tasting Notes: The Riesling grapes were allowed to hang on the vine until the end of November when their sugars become concentrated by the Noble Rot. Botrytis, or Noble Rot dehydrates the berries, reducing the yield by 60%. This produces a wine of intense complexity and abundant residual sugar. This wine exhibits aromas of crème brulee, baked apples, pear juice, and layers of vanilla, butterscotch, and honey. Super sweet and viscous, this "Nectar of the Gods" is the ultimate dessert wine and will age indefinitely. WINE ADVOCATE RATING OF 90 POINT. Return to Jamesport Vineyards Wine List

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