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

One thought on “A Tasting at Anyela’s Vineyard

  1. Just had Anyela’s 2010 Avail – in a word, incredible! This is a blend of 40% Riesling, 35% Chardonnay and 25% Cayuga White. This wine is, in another word, elegant. It is the perfect blend of the three varietals. Very fragrant on the nose, and full bodied on the pallet. I believe the Riesling was dry as first impression was not sweet at all. You could taste the interaction of the Riesling and Chardonnay, very structured and complimentary. The finish highlighted the Cayuga with only a hint, rounding out a structure that continued to develop. This wine is one of the best blends tasted in the Finger Lakes Region. ~$15 well worth every cent.

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