Review of 410 Bank St., Cape May; NJ Wine Futures Offered. Yep, You Read That Right

Are you a fan of 410 Bank Street? If so DO NOT READ MY REVIEW in the August issue of NJ Monthly. Here’s the opening sentence: “Fasten your seat belt if you love this Cape May juggernaut, because it will be a bumpy ride.”

Read the remainder online here.

Tomasello Winery Offers Futures


Serious futures on NJ wine is certainly something I never thought I’d see. This just may be the first fallout from the recent Judgment of Princeton. For the first time in its 79-year history this Hammonton winery is offering futures – on its 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Reserve, which is scheduled for release in April 2013.

“We are excited about the upcoming vintage, as 2010 was an incredible growing season in the Outer Coastal Plain,” Charlie Tomasello states in the press release. “It was the best year since 2007, and may have been the best growing season in a century.” East Coast wine experts are pretty much in agreement that Southeastern NJ’s Outer Coastal Plain AVA holds the promise of producing world-class wines.

Tomasello Winery has some credibility here. They have a history of declassifying their wines in bad weather years, such as 2009 and 2011 (“17 inches of rain and Hurricane Irene,” the release laments).

In the Judgement of Princeton their 2007 ranked fifth behind, for example, 2004 Mouton Rothschild and Haut-Brion, and ahead of 2004 Leoville Las Cases.

For details on Tomasello’s futures program click here.

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