[QUOTE=JStokes;4250843]I've been drinking mostly Pinot's from the Russian River and Sonoma, but my buddy's father lives up near Elmira, and a he brought some really great Pinot's from a friend that owns a vineyard in the Finger Lakes. Haven't had many upstate NY wines since I went Syracuse because I remember them being very concord grapy. These were not, was very pleasantly surprised.
Good to hear that the Finger lakes vintners are doing a better job.
I brought a few bottles of that Barefoot sparkling wine for the Thanksgiving apéritif. Everyone really enjoyed it. It's sec, not brut, with notes of strawberry. But for an inexpensive festive sparkler, you can't go wrong. Also enjoy their "Pinot Grigio Champagne". Both wines are about $8.
BTW, you should smell my house right now. Making a stock from the Thanksgiving turkey carcass.