Clinton Vineyards Peach Gala
Clinton Vineyards is situated in Clinton Corners, NY, down by Millbrook. It was founded by Ben Feder, one of the great legends of the Hudson Valley wine community.
Recently we went to a friends' house, and brought a small basket of Hudson Valley cheeses including Old Chatham Sheepherding Camembert and Hudson Red from Twin Maple Farm.
Dominique and I have been saving a bottle of Clinton's Peach Gala for more than a year to find the right occassion. Last weekend was the right moment.
With a cheese board all set up with freshly sliced pears, and fresh bread and crackers, we popped open the bottle.
The wine has a wonderful peach aroma to it. But there was also the smell of yeast, as if it was baked peach cobbler. But the wine also has a citrusy ending, which makes the wine especially delicious. Our friends were wowed, as we were the first time we had it.
What a pleasure.