Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tousey Pinot Noir and Chardonnay 2013 (NY)

While I was at Eastern Wineries Expo good friend and neighbors Ben and Kimberly Peacock stopped by the blogger table to sample some of their wines for the crowd. Tousey Winery is among the hottest new wineries in the Hudson Valley and indeed, in New York State. In recent tastings, their Hudson River Region Rieslings wowed writers and critic. And their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are in a class by themselves.

Ben and Kimberly posed at the bloggers table with Peter Bell of Fox Run Vineyards. Peter ha been mentor to a whole generation of young winemakers who have been emerging over the years. Ben Peacock is among those, and an unabashed fan!

The first thing we poured was the Tousey Hudson River Region Chardonnay 2013. This estate white was absolutely lovely. Light, lean, with green apple and ripe pear, with hints of melon and tropical fruits, and a touch of honeydew and vanilla, this was an absolutely entrancing Chardonnay. Elegant, dazzling.
The second wine we poured was one of the crowd favorites...Tousey Hudson River Region Pinot Noir 2013. A beautiful bright and ripe cherry wine with hints of dried fruit, spice, all under a lovely aroma of violet and blueberries. A lovely, light red, with lots of layers and complexity. Love this wine! 
Tousey continues to impress!