Sniffing cask samples of 2008 Lailey Vineyard Pinot Noir
Sniffing cask samples of 2008 Lailey Vineyard Syrah
Derek pouring 2001 Lailey Vineyard Chardonnay
Derek and I discussing the sterility of the world's wines
All the photos were taken by my running mate Rocky. Sometimes I feel we take Rocky for granted - he never hesitates to shoot whenever we ask. So much appreciation for that. Derek and I talked for well over 2 hours, about Lailey, about Niagara, and about wine in general. It was a great conversation. Derek was so generous about opening his wines for us, especially the chardonnay shown above. Here is a man who believes in the majesty of old wines. This is a man of the true, uncompromising taste.
Look at the photos - I assure you, I do drink the wines, even though I'm only shown sniffing them. DF's nose tells all!