Before we went to the wineries, one must show her the main attraction in Poughkeepsie - The Walkway over the Hudson. Now that we had some nice fresh air and a good walk it was off to Tousey Winery in Germantown.
We were tasting mostly whites and I was very impressed with their 2011 Riesling. It's 100% Hudson River Region from their vines. It did lack acidity, but that would be the from the wonderful storms (hurricane & tropical storm, back to back) that we had in September of 2011.
In the glass, the Riesling had aromas of white peaches and a hint of honeysuckle. The palate brought you apricot and peach.
The 2011 Cabernet Franc are from the grapes at John Bruno's who owns Oak Summit. Beautiful site! Aromas of cherry and a hint of spice reflect also on the palate. The spice comes in mid palate with some oak on the finish.
New for next year there will be a sparkling wine. If you look closely at the picture on the left, you can see the wine aging on the lees.
|Then we tank sampled the whites|
|And Barrel sampled the reds|
We had a great time. Thank you Ben for showing us around. You've come a long way since my first visit, keep up the good work!