Saturday, August 11, 2007

Ternhaven Cellars Claret d'Alvah 1999 Wine Review (NW)


(Label pictured at left is the 2000 Vintage)

1999 Tasting Notes:

Nice nose of cherries, cedar, mushrooms, and dusty earth
Steely core of minerals and tobacco
Finishes with wild berries and eucalyptus

I was pleasantly surprised by this wine. It has a distinctive taste and is drinking beautifully. From the Eastern-most winery on the North Fork of Long Island, this wine is a wonderful red blend.

I bought it at the winery from the winemaker himself a year ago. I remember stopping in to taste a few wines, this one included. I was the only one in the tasting room that afternoon and had a nice conversation with the gentleman pouring my wines, only to find out he was the winemaker. I paid $18 for the bottle and zipped off to catch the ferry to Connecticut. Raise a glass!!

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