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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. https://carlodevito.wordpress.com/

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Barrel Samples from Glorie Farm Winery - Amazing!


 
So I was at Glorie Farm Winery the other day when Doug Glorie asked me if I wanted to try a barrel sample of a couple of his reds. I of course gave an enthusiastic, "Yes!"

 
The first one I tried was the 2012 Marquette Estate. The nose was a bog bowl of blueberry cobbler! Absolutely gorgeous! A big, jammy wine with nice acidity and balance. Great structure. A very, very good wine. Rhone-ish in it's inspiration. One of the best Marquettes I have tried.

 
The second was the Cabernet Franc 2012 Estate. This was another classic. Glorie has an excellent history with Cabernet Franc. Their last few years have been an upward trajectory, with quality and taste just going up, up, up. Some wineries have a knack for certain fruits. Glorie has been doing something right with Cab Franc for a while. This new Cab Franc was a step-up even for them. This is a very, very Burgundian Cabernet Franc, with a bright red/cherry color, cherry and raspberry note, with hints of graphite, and vanilla. Beautiful, bright fruit up front and lovely acidity and tannnins make this a classic, well balanced light-to-medium bodies wine. Fantastic!!!


 
Doug has always considered himself a grower first. I have to say, this year he has some of the most beautiful fruit I have ever scene. Over the last two or three years, Doug and his staff have changed the way they grow their grapes. And it has made a huge, huge difference, and for some fantastic fruit! 




 
Congrats to Doug and the staff for growing great fruit. And to Kristop Brown, the winemaker, for two spectacular reds I can't wait to see bottled!!!

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