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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.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Robibero Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2008

I am a bog fan of the folks at Robibero Vineyards. They are good poeple, and want to make a significant contribution to the valley's reputation for quality wine. Their desire to produce quality wine is a creit to themselves and the valley.

Recently, I had the opportunity to taste their Robibero Pinot Noir 2008. This wine won a Silver Medal at the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition.

The wine is very pretty with a nice ruby color in the glass. The wine had a nice nose of cherry and vanilla with hints of spice and tealeaf. And the wine delivered, with cherry and plum flavors, with the fruit nice balanced just above the solid but not overpowering acidity, and nice soft tannins. A nice finish with long lasting friuit and good balance.

A nice suprise and a very good wine.

Congrats to the folks at Robibero!


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