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.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Millbrook Chardonnay Two Block West 2010

There is no denying that Millbrook is the current crown jewel of Hudson Valley wine. A steady stream of quality wines has flowed from there almost since they opened their doors. Current winemaker John Graziano is one of the nicest and most experienced winemakers in the valley, and his wines can stand up among any number of wines from around the world. Following in the footsteps of their Castle Hill Chardonnay (which was replanted after the 2007 vintage) Millbrook introduced this Chardonnay designation with their 2008 vintage. Like it predecessor, the wine was light and delicate. Elegant, with notes of butterscotch and honeysuckle. Pears and apples combined with lots of mineral textures to create an excellent experience. Aged for 10-11 months in oak, the wine exuded vanilla, caramel, and a hint of spices. A smooth, long lasting finish. An exceptional wine!!! Fantastic! Another incredible wine from Millbrook!


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