27 Jul A Day in Paterson
On Saturday July 27th, I was in the mood for wine & great views in Paterson. My wife was again busy with photo shoots, so I drove solo and paid a visit to Columbia Crest and Alexandria Nicole’s Destiny Ridge Vineyard tasting room. It was a beautiful day!
At Columbia Crest, the Reserve tasting provided an opportunity to try a Malbec, a Grenache and a Red Blend, but I really enjoyed the higher-end Malbec that was not on the list that they let me try at the end. In a side-by-side with the 2015 Reserve Malbec, this wine was a league above! It was simply delicious! However, it was the 2014 Reserve Riesling Ice Wine that really captured my palate as I knew it would pair perfectly with a great cigar! So I walked away with a bottle of that dessert wine for later.
At Alexandria Nicole I really loved the views on this blue sky day. The vineyards looked lush and the Tiny Vineyard Guest Houses were really enticing! As I rounded the corner to enter the tasting room I was greeted by Matt (who I normally see in the Prosser Tasting room). Therron and Matt treated me like a king, and I enjoyed a really diverse list of wines to taste. They are great tasting hosts and always a pleasure to chat with. I left with a bottle of the 2015 Alderdale Cabernet Sauvignon…which was drinking really nicely!