Hudson River Valley Wineries

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Carlo DeVito is a long time wine lover, and author of books and magazine articles. He is the author of Wineries of the East Coast. He has traveled to wine regions in California, Canada, up and down the east coast, France, Spain and Chile. He has been a published executive for more than 20 years. He shepherded the wine book program of Wine Spectator as well as worked with Kevin Zraly, Oz Clarke, Matt Kramer, Tom Stevenson, Evan Dawson, Greg Moore, Howard Goldberg, and many other wine writers. He has also published Salvatore Calabrese, Jim Meehan, Clay Risen, and Paul Knorr. Mr. DeVito is the inventor of the mini-kit which has sold more than 100,000,000 copies world wide. He has also publisher such writers as Stephen Hawking, E. O Wilson, Philip Caputo, Gilbert King, James McPherson, John and Mary Gribbin, Thomas Hoving, David Margolick, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., John Edgar Wideman, Stanley Crouch, Dan Rather, Dee Brown, Susie Bright, and Eleanor Clift. He is also the owner of Hudson-Chatham Winery, co-founder of the Hudson Berkshire Beverage Trail, and president of the Hudson Valley Wine Country.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cereghino Smith Winery - A Great Find!

Cereghino Smith is a small, artisanal winery producing hand crafted wines. Paula Cereghino's and Fred Smith's grapes are sourced from small growers in California and New York.

They do small, handmade lots. Small runs. And they are very nice quality.

They were recently featured in Chronogram magazine.

Rock n' Roll Red
An amped up blend of 60% Mourvedre, 25% Petite Sirah with 15% Sangiovese adding bright acidity and balance... notes of tea, spice and electric prunes.
Barrel aged in Canadian White Oak for 12 months
Filtered only by time and gravity.
I loved this wine. A fabulous, dry, deep, robust wine. Very, very good. Prune and tea come through. Very nice finish. Excellent!

The label features their friends Tish and Snooky...sisters, singers and creators of Manic Panic.

Sangiovese 2007
With good clarity, a dark rhubarb color and a sweet bing cherry nose, this Brunello Clone is bone dry, medium bodied, exhibits notes of cherry and mouth watering acidity. Aged in Canadian White Oak for 11 months. Fined not filtered.
Limited production of 180 numbered bottles.

Very Brunello like. Nice bright color. Deep cherry flavor. Nice dry finish. Also an excellent wine!!!
Great stuff! Call them! Go to their website! Nicer people you won't meet. A great wine!


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