The philosophy of Anthony Road is to produce excellent wines for “the everyday enjoyment of life.” The vineyards were planted in 1973 and Anthony Road began wine production in a small barn in 1989.Anthony Road has a beautiful tasting room, landscaped gardens and is a true “grape to bottle” operation with all winemaking, bottling, labeling and storage handled on-site.
The first selection was the Devonian White, a light dry blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Cayuga. It had a subtle fruit flavor and was nice, but lacked body.
Next up was a very refreshing 2008 Dry Riesling with puckering acidity and notes of apple and citrus. This was a winner.
Batting in the third position was a 2008 Rose of Cabernet Franc, which was crisp and refreshing with berry notes. This was tasty.
Glorious T and Spiderman were impressed with the Devonian Red, another casual sipper with great QPR (quality price ratio). It has overtones of black cherry, vanilla and mocha. A highlight for me was a tasting of the 2006 Tierce. This is a Dry Riesling team-made by winemakers at Anthony Road, Fox Run and Red Newt wineries. It is an exceptional wine sure to delight all Riesling lovers. It packs a lemony punch with Gala apple notes.
The tasting is a very reasonable $1 cost and the tasting room is airy and enjoyable. We missed being able to stroll the grounds. That and the dreary weather made this visit a notch below last year.
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