Red Tail Ridge Winery Blaufränkisch Finger Lakes 2009

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Tasted at Prince Wine Store (South Melbourne (RP AUD$120). Clear, pale lemon colour. A clean nose, med+ intensity aromas of almond, white peach and... Read more

Strawberries cherries, nice bite and acidity, refreshing and full of red fruit Read more

The White vine Terras de Lantaño smells fresh and with a little taste of strawberries..... A really "superb· vine, but cheap. Read more

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Snooth User: Terence Pang
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0.00 5
05/14/2012

Tasted at Prince Wine Store (South Melbourne (RP AUD$120). Clear, pale lemon colour. A clean nose, med+ intensity aromas of almond, white peach and nectarine. A dry, med+ bodied white wine with a smooth velvety texture, zesty and carrying more weight than a typical chardonnay. A well-balanced wine with appropriate amount of fruity acidity. Fleshy fruit flavours of peach and honeyed spices. Nice finish. Drink now – 2017. 92/100.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.00 5
06/14/2010

Strawberries cherries, nice bite and acidity, refreshing and full of red fruit


Snooth User: gerardo009
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5.00 5
04/15/2010

The White vine Terras de Lantaño smells fresh and with a little taste of strawberries..... A really "superb· vine, but cheap.


Snooth User: RichAd
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2.00 5
12/01/2013

£14.22 2011 http://www.montalbera.it/eng/ruche.php Società Agricola Montalbera S.r.l. - via Montalbera, 1 - 14030 Castagnole Monferrato (At) ITALY - montalbera@montalbera.it £14.22 2011 Quite light. Not very serious since it starts out being very fruity. But then it moves on to give that classic Piedmont depth; this is true especially after its left open for a while/day. Overall its too (in a strange way) fruity for me. Perhaps the 2 rating is a bit harsh but not by much; I think I can find much better.


Snooth User: Honey Slug
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0.00 5
11/12/2010

This wine was made under the supervision of Harald Junglen of Weingut Ackermann. He has been making Riesling in the middle Mosel for years, and Weingut Ackermann is a family-owned winery for many generations. With Harald's guidance and expertise, wine maker Barnaby Tuttle was able to capture the true style and essence of a German Riesling. Even though the fruit was grown in clay, and not slate- this Riesling has that petrol quality on the nose and lively tart zing with the right amount of residual sugar to balance it out. This '09 Riesling was listed as NW Palate's Magazine top wines for 2010.


Snooth User: matukajoe
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3.50 5
11/12/2010

Very Pale green color, kabinet-ish smell and mouthfeel. Kaffir Lime, Asian Pear, and even some rockiness and wet pavement in the finish... How can this be new world Riesling? Its too good!


External Reviews for Red Tail Ridge Winery Blaufränkisch Finger Lakes

External Review
11/20/2013

The sensational 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Feminessance which is 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah aged in small oak has the densest opaque color of all three cuvees. This wine has fabulous fruit concentration and comes across as a wonderful segue way between the traditional and the modern styles of Chateauneuf du Pape. Full-bodied pure and certainly a star of the vintage this wine can be drunk now or cellared for up to 12-15+ years. It is a brilliant achievement in 2009 and I kept going back to the glass for another whiff of the kirsch and black raspberry notes. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
11/20/2013

A fresh lively style with a hint of anise on the edges of the sappy damson plum and cherry pit notes. A mix of currant and pomegranate are backed by briar on the finish. This should be a solid buy for mid-term cellaring. Best from 2013 through 2022. 8 500 cases made. -JM Wine Spectator.


External Review
11/20/2013

Aromas and flavors of currants coffee and chocolate follow through to a medium body with firm tannins and a fruity finish. A little subdued. Better in 2016. James Suckling.


External Review
11/20/2013

Very dark with strong pastis-soaked blackberry and roasted plum notes leading the way with layers of sweet spice mocha and tobacco filling in on the finish. Rather lush and perhaps a touch too roasted in style for some folks with enough just grip to keep it going. Best from 2013 through 2024. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 6 288 cases made. -JM Wine Spectator.


External Review
11/20/2013

A fruit bomb this packs cherry jam blackberry and spice flavors into a round juicy frame. Light tannins bolster the finish which echoes fruit with cherry and raspberry lingering. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2020. 1 650 cases made. -BS Wine Spectator.


External Review
11/20/2013

Deep opaque ruby. Big soft and plush with ripe berry aromas of red cherry blue flowers cassis liqueur and dark chocolate on the nose leads to a quintessential Graves palate of crushed rock and pencil lead minerality. With its rich soft mouthfeel and hints of charcoal and oak on the finish this is definitely approachable now but will get fleshier with a couple of years in the bottle. Drink 2013-2020. Cory Gowan.


External Review
11/20/2013

Lemon gold hue is as dazzling as the nose of Meyer lemon and pulverized sea shell. A generous entry of citrus fruit Crenswhaw melon hints of tarragon and honeycomb envelope the palate. The wine is angular with a dry gravel-like finish (indicative of the soil in which the semillon and sauvignon blanc are grown). Wonderfully balanced the powdery finish keeps you guessing long after your first sip. A grand effort for a selection that could easily go toe-to-toe with many top Pessac-Leognans at double and triple the price. No need to hold this wine in your cellar this Bordeaux Blanc is ready-to-please right now. Perfect with lightly breaded Dover sole or skate pan-fried with a lemon cream sauce. Neil Mechanic.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas is a blend of four estate-grown Rhône varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Counoise and Mourvèdre. Like most wines of the Southern Rhône, it is a blend of varietals, featuring the fruit and spice of Grenache balanced by the spice and mineral of Syrah, the appealing briary wildness of Counoise, and the structure of Mourvèdre. The 2009 Côtes de Tablas shows a rich, minty nose with dark chocolate, cherry, leather, licorice and crushed rock. The mouth explodes with dark cherry, with nice chalky Grenache tannins giving firmness. The very long finish lingers with flavors of licorice, spice and cherry liqueur. Our most concentrated Cotes de Tablas ever; it should drink well young but also cellar happily for a decade. Food Pairings: Grilled steaks, pastas with meat sauces, rich beef stews, spicy sausages.

The Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas is a blend of four estate-grown Rhône varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Counoise and Mourvèdre. Like most wines of the Southern Rhône, it is a blend of varietals, featuring the fruit and spice of Grenache balanced by the spice and mineral of Syrah, the appealing briary wildness of Counoise, and the structure of Mourvèdre. The 2009 Côtes de Tablas shows a rich, minty nose with dark chocolate, cherry, leather, licorice and crushed rock. The mouth explodes with dark cherry, with nice chalky Grenache tannins giving firmness. The very long finish lingers with flavors of licorice, spice and cherry liqueur. Our most concentrated Cotes de Tablas ever; it should drink well young but also cellar happily for a decade. Food Pairings: Grilled steaks, pastas with meat sauces, rich beef stews, spicy sausages.

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Sugar: 2.40 g/l grams per liter

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