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
www.anyelavineyards.com

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