Just a wine region away and a 3 hour drive from the Hudson Valley is Finger Lakes Wine Country. I was up there in February and stopped at Ravines Wine Cellar for a tasting. We had tasted their Riesling the night before and made a mission to find this winery to taste the next day. (we did get lost, but eventually found it. GPS isn’t always correct – and men don’t ask for direction..need I say more)

This Pinot Noir was outstanding! It was bright cherry in color and had smoke and earth on the finish. The nose had the classic earthy smell that is a characteristic of pinot noir.

This wine was smooth. You could taste the malolactic fermentation as it had a smooth finish with a slight hint of butter. The bing cherry really came forward in the wine.

This wine was light and paired very well with my maple glazed pork.

If you are in the Finger Lakes, this winery is a must to put on your list.