A Tasting at Anyela’s Vineyard

By Laura Wayland-Smith Hatch, Wine Wise Guy

About a month ago, a group of us took a trip to Anyela’s Vineyard, just south of the picturesque town of Skaneateles, New York, and overlooking Skaneateles Lake.

For a tasting fee of $2.00, we were able to taste five wines, and amongst the twelve offerings, two were standouts for me.

The first was their 2010 Dry Riesling. Crisp and clean and with a  lingering finish, it was fruit forward both on the nose and palate. it was a nice example of what the Finger Lakes wineries do best.

The second standout was the Anyela Overlay, a blend of 35% Cabernet Franc, 25% Pinot Noir, 24% Syrah, and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon. I am generally underwhelmed with New York State reds, but this blend was smooth and full bodied with hints of dark berries and a little spice. A bottle went home with me to share with the Wine Wise Guys! We’ll see what the rest of the group thinks.

Anyela’s Vineyards
2433 West Lake Road
Skaneateles, NY 13152

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