By Lenn Thompson, Editor and Publisher
One of the things that I always struggle with is how to get more wines, more reviews, onto LENNDEVOURS. To make the time to write full reviews of everything I taste, I'd have to quit my day job, move out of my house and leave my family. I'd be living on the street and miserable, but hey, I'd be publishing more reviews.
To address this challenge, I'm going to try a something I'm calling the LENNDEVOURS Tasting Table, where I'll give quick-hit reviews of the wines I tasted in the past week that didn't get full reviews. I'm still working out the details of why wine X gets a full review and wine Y doesn't, but I'm hoping that this process works itself out. So there are the other New York wines that I tasted this week:
Billsboro Winery 2007 Dry Rose ($14): Strawberries, sweet dried cherries and dried cranberry aromas. Medium body and dry (0% RS) with red fruit and a lightly creamy texture. Simple, but good balance. Medium-long dry finish. Don't over-chill. Rating: (2.5 out of 5 | Average-to-Very Good)
Billsboro Winery 2007 Chardonnay ($13): Austere on the nose with only light citrus, apple and even lighter spice notes. On the lighter side of medium body, ripe apple with a little butter, some brown spice and some toasty oak, but not too much. Nice acid balance, but nothing special. Rating: (2.5 out of 5 | Average-to-Very Good)