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Doug Hillstrom on FingerLakes Wines..(channeling BobParsons)

by TomHill » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:41 pm

Quite an interesting article by Doug Hillstrom on his top 12 FLX wines this year:
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This is not merely yet another list of top wines, but his general comments at the beginning of the article are worth reading, especially on the "natural" wines.
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by Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:29 pm

Terrific read Tom so thanks.
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Re: Doug Hillstrom on FingerLakes Wines..(channeling BobPars

by Dan Smothergill » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:43 am

Hickory Hollow's Chardonnay has been a good wine for years. Problem was they didn't call it Chardonnay, it flew beneath the radar. With that now changed it should get better recognition.
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Re: Doug Hillstrom on FingerLakes Wines..(channeling BobPars

by Jon Leifer » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:59 am

Bob: I know you are looking for FL wines to consider, had one last night you might enjoy, 2016 Fox Run semi-dry riesling..stone fruits with hints of citrus..Easy drinker, will buy more.
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by Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:58 pm

JON..not sure there is any in town?
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Re: Doug Hillstrom on FingerLakes Wines..(channeling BobPars

by Joe Moryl » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:00 pm

I enjoy looking at Doug Hillstrom's site and he sure does review a lot of Finger Lakes wines, many from places that are pretty obscure. That is an interesting take on the yearly 'best of' lists, in that those aren't necessarily the best wines from the region but each represents a certain trend or direction.

Also interesting to me is the price producers are asking for Saparavi wines. Many years ago I worked the crush at a FL winery with a couple rows of Saparavi. The people there told me it wasn't difficult to work with, and the grapes we picked that year were healthy and ripe, despite a poor growing season. At that time, the Saparavi wound in an inexpensive red blend, because they didn't think it would sell on its own, but now is see it is being sold at $30+ per bottle!

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