What an interesting wine. This is basically a Finger Lakes take on a Fino Sherry or Fortified Jura, France wine. It comes in a squat bottle. Although first made in 2008 (the only vintage so far), it was just released in January, 2019. It is a fortified and oxidized style of wine. It is very dry. Deep golden in color with a slight orange hue. The nose shows oxidation along with a nuttiness (almonds?) and slight orange/citrus. On the palate, this is tart in a way that Fino Sherry is not. It is dry and oxidized but a much fatter wine than its Euro counterparts. The orange notes carry
3% Residucal sugar. This is sweet but very nice if one likes this style. The nose is green table grapes. It is not often that wine smells like table grapes, but this does and that is not meant in a bad way at all. There is also an underlying minerality. On the palate, this is viscous but with a good acidity that cuts through. Nice minerality. Perhaps some white peach as well. Good finish. This will work with spicy foods and is a nice wine for those who like sweet wines without resorting to dessert wines.
Silvery green in color. The nose has a mineral nose with some green apples. On the palate, this has some tannins which is interesting. The green apples carry thru as well some citrus on the palate. Dry (6 grams per liter). Good finish. This seems very tight right now and could probably use some air. Seems like it should improve for a couple of years and be good for a decade. Very food friendly.
Silvery green in color. The nose has nice minerality with slight peaches. On the palate, this has a hint of sweetness. IT is very refreshing with good acidity. It is easy drinking on its own and would go with lighter foods. Nice finish. Drink in the next couple of years.
Light golden in color. The nose has some grapefruit on it along with a bit of lemons and slight apple note. On the palate, this has tons of grapefruit. Great acidity. Long finish. A very unique take on Chardonnay in many ways more resembling a Sauvignon Blanc. Would work with a wide variety of foods. Porbably best drunk in the next few years.