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2010 Fulkerson Riesling-Traminette

Not a wine that accurately represents the strengths of New York or the Finger Lakes. Clear, medium-low intensity straw yellow. Medium intensity aromas of orange, pungent white florals, over ripened melon, musk, and fragrance often associated with wheat beer. Dry on the palate, with extremely low acidity. Medium flavors of artificial citrus, stone fruit pit, and that same wheat beer taste. No finish. This wine may have benefited from a little residual sugar to add character, though the lack of acidity and absence varietal characteristics make it uninteresting. Not recommended. RR
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2009 Seven of Hearts Crawford-Beck Vineyard Chardonnay

Clear, medium-pale golden yellow color. Clean on the nose with aromas of pear, yellow apple, tropical fruit, and sweet pea. Dry on the palate, medium-high acidity, medium body, flavors of yellow and green apple, apricot, and oranges. Great texture; long finish. Pair with a creamy Alfredo tossed with pea sprouts and asparagus. Highly recommended. RR
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Lustau Península Palo Cortado

Medium-light amber color. Medium intensity aromas of candied nuts, amaretto, caramel, figs, and honey. Dry on the palate, medium body, medium acidity, and flavors of candied almonds, dried citrus, honey, and burnt sugar; long off-dry finish. Match with mushroom or wild game pâtés. Highly recommended.
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Lustau Emilín Moscatel

Medium mahogany color. Medium intensity aromas of dried grapes, flowers, dried fruit, citrus zest, and raisins. Sweet on the palate, medium body, medium-low acidity, and flavors of overripe grapes, grape candy, baked raisins, candied lemon, flowers, and honey; medium sweet finish. Make a reduction with this wine and diced figs for an incredible ice cream topping. Recommended.
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Hidalgo Pedro Ximenez Viejo

Medium-deep mahogany color. Medium-high intensity aromas of fig, licorice, prunes, coffee, chocolates, and honey. Lusciously sweet on the palate, medium-full to full body, medium acidity, and flavors of dried fruits, figs, prunes, honey, caramel, and sticky coffee candies; long, sweet finish. An absolute must with any blue veined cheeses or sticky toffee pudding. Recommended.
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Hidalgo Alameda Cream

Medium-light mahogany color. Medium-low intensity aromas of straw, roasted hazelnuts, cooked citrus, and yeast. Sweet on the palate, medium body, medium-low acidity, and flavors of sweet cooked apple, cinnamon, walnut skin, and marzipan; medium, delicate sweet finish. Perfect alongside a plate of fresh figs drizzled in black pepper honey. Highly recommended.
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González Byass Solera 1847 Oloroso

Medium mahogany color. Medium intensity aromas of sweet honey, figs, and candied nuts. Off dry on the palate, medium-full body, medium acidity, and flavors of almonds, toffee, figs, and honey; medium-long off-dry finish. Serve with slow roasted pork shoulder with a fruit glaze. Recommended.