Cheers NY was an event showcasing New York State made wines, ciders, beer and spirits. It was a consumer event with two sessions on Saturday afternoon and evening and a session on Sunday afternoon. I attended the Saturday afternoon session. The event took place at The Factory Floor at Industry City, 241 37th Street in Brooklyn. I’ve been to a few events at this venue, no frills in the industrial waterfront in Brooklyn.
2013 Brooklyn Winery Chardonnay (Finger Lakes). From a boutique urban winery in Brooklyn, un-oaked, clean and crisp with some lime notes at the end. Very drinkable.
2012 Brooklyn Winery Cabernet Franc (Finger Lakes). Black with a purple robe, spice and cooked fruit notes on the nose with chunky and dusty tannins and black cherry on the finish.
2013 Brooklyn Winery Old Vines Zinfandel (Lodi). Black in color with sour notes on the nose, chunky, mint notes on the fruit, balanced with some green on the moderate to long finish.
2013 BOE Rosé of Cabernet Franc (Finger Lakes). Brooklyn Oenology, another urban-based winery in Brooklyn, salmon in color with cherry fruit.
2013 BOE Social Club White (NY State). A blend of several varieties, yellow with nutmeg and cinnamon on the nose, moderate fruit with some vanilla notes on the crisp finish.
2013 BOE Pinot Gris (Finger Lakes). Gold in color, sweet candy on the nose, lighter in body than it looks, starts crisp and drops a bit at the end.
2012 BOE Social Club Red (North Fork). A blend of several red varieties including one I’m not familiar with, Corot Noir, dark brick with ripe black fruit and Asian spices on the nose, tight with black licorice on the moderate to long finish.
2010 BOE “Motley Cru” Red Blend (North Fork). Dark brick in color with dark plums on the nose, cooked black fruit notes on the fruit and firm acids and tannins at the end.
2014 Red Hook Winery “Salt Crush” White. And another urban winery based in Brooklyn using several wine makers using New York State fruit, medium yellow with lime punch on the nose, medium bodied with some RS on the saline finish.
2011 Channing Daughters “Mosaico” (South Fork). The next two wines poured courtesy of 61 Local bar, an exotic field blend of six white varieties, very light copper color with a ripe nose, ripe funky fruit with good acidity.
2012 Palmer Vineyards Chardonnay “Reserve” (North Fork). Gold in color with damp earth on the nose, chewy fruit, good acidity with honey notes on the long finish.
Awestruck Cider Company
The Standard Cider Company
McKenzies Original Hard Cider
Original Sin Hard Cider
Standard Oak & Rye Wormwood Absinthe. Brown instead of green because they don’t use herbs in the blend, didn’t see the brown farie.