Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Production: 124 Cases and 18 Jeros
Viti/Vini: 2012 was an outstanding year in the Finger Lakes. A near perfect summer, followed by a warm, balanced fall produced healthy, clean fruit, giving growers and winemakers the ability to allow the fruit to hang. This produced grapes of exceptional ripeness. Spontaneous ferment, with no additions or additives, and no SO2 until its first birthday. After basket pressing and a short settling, the wine was aged in neutral 500 liter French oak for 18 months on their lees.
Tasting Note: Ripe red and black cherries emerge with turned earth and notes of thyme and sage. The wine shows beautiful purple flowers and a dusty minerality, while hints of cranberry and pomegranate balance the opulence. The palate is soft, but the tannins are firm and the grip is deceptive and integrates its structure well. This wine will develop beautifully over the next decade or more.
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