Naples, New York
Over the past year I have been experiencing and enjoying wines from Upstate New York. Having a Vacation Rental on Canandaigua Lake has been a great motivator. I have been surprised at how different the wines from the Finger Lakes are compared to the wines I am most familiar with – Washington State, California, Spain, France and Argentina.
I have been reading about the awesomeness of the Finger Lakes Riesling and up until a couple of weeks ago I hadn’t found anything that really knocked my socks off. That was until I tried Inspire Moore located in Naples. We did a tasting at Inspire Moore with a couple of our friends and it could not have been “Moore” enjoyable. 😊
We sat out on the patio which overlooks the vineyard. It was a beautiful day and we chatted with another couple that as it turned out were longtime wine club members. They gave us some wonderful advice on what to try. The names are a bit confusing until you drink a couple of glasses and then it becomes clear.
Here are the wines that we tasted that day:
Joy – $17.99 – This is a single-vineyard dry Riesling. A bit floral but not too sweet.
2017 Grace – $19.99 – I liked this Dry Rose so much I purchased a bottle. It is 100% Blaufrankisch, which I had never heard of before. It is a late-ripening German grape which is rich in tannin.
Levity – $17.99 – Another purchase for me. A delicious Sparkling white wine.
The tasting room is comfortable, and you overlook the barrels and stainless-steel tanks. The staff was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about, not just the Inspire Moore wines, but wines in general. We ended up staying much longer than planned because it was so pleasant. The wine club members also told us that Roots Cafe next door is excellent. They serve house-made meals with local ingredients. They raved about the butternut squash soup and the bacon blue cheese burger. This is definitely on our list to check-out next visit.
Susan’s Score – If you are looking for some really delicious wine, this is your stop. A wonderful atmosphere, friendly people and great wine. If you are staying with us at Cliffside Condo, we include a free tasting for 2 coupon in your gift basket – it is that good!