Silver Thread Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir


Finger Lakes Wine of the Week:

Silver Thread Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir

By Nicholas Baldwin 

A favorite varietal among wine connoisseurs and winemakers alike, Pinot Noir is also a fickle and finicky grape. It’s challenging to grow and takes a lot of tender care in the winery to produce high quality wine. This is why it’s no surprise that praised Finger Lakes winemaker Paul Brock and his wife Shannon, a wine educator, deliver one of the region’s best Pinot Noirs.

The Brocks’ 2013 Silver Thread Vineyard Pinot Noir is made from 100-percent estate grown grapes. Aged in French oak barrels for nine months, this wine has a clean ruby hue and aromas of ripe cranberries, plum, subtle cherry notes, with earthy nuances. It is a well-balanced Pinot Noir with tight tannins and medium acidity with a long finish. The wine received 88 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

This Pinot Noir would be best paired with foods that have a touch of earthy flavors such as a mushrooms or game fowl. It will also pair well with salmon, pork and the standard Thanksgiving holiday meal. This wine is for sale for under $25—a steal in my book.

Nicholas Baldwin has worked in the wine and spirits business for more than 12 years and traveled the world visiting vineyards. He holds numerous wine certifications. 

For more of Nicholas Baldwin’s wine tasting notes, click here.

If you’re a Finger Lakes wine producer and would like to submit wines for consideration, please contact Nicholas Baldwin at

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