Finger Lakes Riesling poured in Bordeaux

Every other year Vin Expo is held in Bordeaux.   This year they expect around 50,000 visitors from 120 countries.  1200 of those being journalists.  This is a wine “fair” as the French say, that is specifically directed at those in the trade.

Louis received an invitation from Vin Expo and the Wine Spectator to be part of a special tasting that is to feature producers (approximately 25) that have both a foot in Europe and the U.S.  The tasting will be limited to 1000 guests.   He will be pouring a wine from Chateau St. Cosme (Gigondas) and a wine from Forge Cellars (Finger Lakes).  We have decided he should pour the 2013 Riesling Classique.  This wine is comprised of barrels/tanks from all of the vineyards we work with: Sawmill Creek, Harvest Ridge/Verrill, Sunrise Hill, White Springs (Ravines) and Maguire’s.  This bottling truly represents the idea behind Forge Cellars.

The only down side…Justin and I are not going…maybe next time.