- 2010 Chardonnays coming out of the Finger Lakes rival anything from California. The cool climate, coupled with an unusually mild fall, helped ripen the fruit further to produce lush flavors in this year's Chardonnays.
- The Muscat Ottonel grape, a hybrid out of Cornell, has come to maturity just this year and is available at many wineries. A welcome addition to the Vitis Vinifera grapes already available in the region. Fruity, acidic, sip-able. Not too sweet.
- Many of the 2010 Rieslings taste like peach. It's pleasant, it's different. Again, not too sweet. An extreme contrast from the green apple flavors in the 2009 Rieslings.
|Oak barrels at Keuka Springs|