Monday, April 27, 2015

Wines of Leonard Oakes on the Niagara Escarpment

Located on the Niagara Escarpment in Medina, NY Leonard Oakes Estate Winery was founded in 2003.  They make a variety of wines and also some cider.

Their SteamPunk Eloquince Cider is a bit difference.  Made with 80% English apple varieties and 20% quince. The quince did give it a different flavor.  The apple flavor was there, not to sweet with a hint of spice that I would attribute came from the quince fruit.  It had an odd finish that I couldn't quite put my finger on. SRP $11

If you like fruit forward Pinot Noir try their 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir. Aromas of Black Cherry and Raspberry filled the glass with some earthiness. Cranberries, Cherry and some Raspberry show on the palate with a nice soft finish.  SRP $23

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