Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday Tasting: Nebraska Wines

Last week, on our spring break trip to Breckenridge, CO, we stopped in Lincoln, NE. While there, we went for a walk looking for an ice cream place that made their own ice cream daily, Ivanna Cone. Thus we stumbled upon the Haymarket district, which is the first urban warehouse district to undertake that highly successful economic revitalization program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is a lively area of old warehouses, the train station, shops, restaurants and bars. One of the shops is From Nebraska Gift Shop, which, among other things, sells Nebraska wines. For $5 we tasted 6 wines:

Schilling Bridge Baco Noir (dry red)
Feather River Marechal Foch (semi-dry red)
Silver Hills Prairie Star (semi-dry white)
Glacial Hill Zephyr (semi-sweet white)
WunderRosa Winery - Bocelli's Gold (dry white) and Cottontail (semi-sweet dessert)

Of the six, unfortunately I only liked one, the Prairie Star form Silver Hills. None of the wines were terrible, but most of the other wines were just off to me, tasting dusty, some made from seemingly unripe grapes, and generally not being to my taste. Not sure if it was the way they were made or the way they were stored. In any case, it did give the opportunity to add several varietals to my Wine Century Club, as well as taste Nebraska wine! We'll be back again to give this state's wines another chance.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure I've ever been to Nebraska...maybe through it. Our wine du jour on the cruise was La Crema.