On June 6th, I attended the Scarsdale Music Festival located, not surprisingly, in the village of Scarsdale, New York which is a suburban town about a forty-minute train ride North of Manhattan. As you step out of the train station you are in the scenic village center where the festival was held. The festival was held to raise money for Feeding Westchester.
There were several food trucks scattered around the town center and a stage where a rotating selection of live music played throughout the afternoon.
The purpose of my visit was to experience the Grand Tasting Tent which was sponsored by local fine wine shop Zachys (now moved to Port Chester). I attended the last time the festival was held pre pandemic and I found that for a consumer event, the wine tent poured a nice selection of wines, and they did not disappoint this year. It made for an enjoyable sunny afternoon of wine drinking.
Some of what I sampled:
NV Bollinger Special Cuvee
2008 Charles Heidsieck Rare Millesieme
2011 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
2020 Patrick Piuze Chablis
2009 Vina Tondonia Rioja Reserva
2015 Franco Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino
2016 Castello dei Rampolla d’Alceo
2016 Piancornello Brunello di Montalcino
2017 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino
2018 Heights Justice Vineyards Pinot Noir
2018 St.-Estephe de Calon Segur
2018 Ricasoli Colledila Chianti Classico Gran Sellezione
2018 Castello dei Rampolla Chianti Classico
2018 Louis Jadot Beaune 1er Cru
2018 Montinore Estate Pinot Noir
2019 Ridge Vineyards Three Valleys
2019 Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune
2019 Joseph Drouhin Gevrey Chambertain
2019 Volpaia Chianti Classico
2020 Le Volte dell Ornellaia