Writer David Schildknecht has reviewed some New York wines for the August issue of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, with several wines scoring well once again. You may remember that Schildknecht rated many Long Island wines highly a couple years ago, so this isn't the first time he's come away impressed with New York wines.
I really enjoy Schildknecht's writing and of all the critics out there, his is more like my own that anyone else I think.
This time around, three wines received 89-point scores:
- Channing Daughters Winery 2007 Sauvignon Blanc
- The Grapes of Roth 2007 Riesling (read my review)
- Lamoreaux Landing 2005 Gewürztraminer (read my review of the 06 vintage)
And two Long Island wines were awarded 90 points:
- Channing Daughters 2007 Tocai Friulano
- Paumanok Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Franc
It's great to finally start seeing New York wines consistently get to the 89-90 level which, if you ask me, is really the same except for the marketing opportunities.
Hopefully soon we'll start seeing some consistent 92 to 95-point scores. The potential is there.