‘Tis the season for lists, alright! Not only your own, but ones that start coming out with end-of-year recommendations or specials. Here’s one that is well worth sharing, as it features a Hudson Valley wine among a global line-up:

The Passionate Foodie Blog listed his Top 10 Wines Over $20 from around the world and – lo and behold – this one made the list: “2016 Hudson-Chatham “Block 3 North Creek Vineyard” Baco Noir ($24.95). Produced in the Hudson Valley of New York, this Baco Noir wine is quite compelling. At only 12% ABV, it is easier to drink multiple glasses, and you’ll want to do so with this wine. With a light red color, this wine possesses an appealing fruity nose with subtle hints of vanilla and spice. On the palate, it is smooth, delicious and easy drinking, but this isn’t a simple wine but rather one with some interesting complexity. It also possessed bright cherry and raspberry flavors, subtle spice notes, a touch of vanilla, and excellent acidity. This is a versatile food wine, great for pizza to burgers, salmon to roast pork.” (Read the full blog post)