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2016 Pinot Noir

Elegant wine crafted from grapes grown on Seneca and Cayuga Lake.  Beautiful aromas of ripe cherries on the nose, followed by plums and currants on the palate, and medium-firm tannins on the finish. 
Beautiful notes of ripe black cherries on the nose, followed by rich plums and currants on the palate. The finish is quite long, with medium tannins. A tantalizing wine from the exceptional 2016 vintage.
This wine is crafted from grapes grown on the following vineyards in New York's Finger Lakes AVA: 55% - Elaine's Vineyard, Seneca Lake - East Side 28% - Patrician Verona Vineyard, Cayuga Lake - West Side 17% - Nutt Road Vineyard, Seneca Lake - West Side
The hand-picked grapes were received from the vineyard in small individual picking lugs. We hand sorted the grapes, selecting only clusters and berries which met our quality standards. Fifty-percent of the fruit was destemmed while the other fifty-percent remained whole cluster and the blend was co-fermented in one-ton bins. Fermentation lasted for 13 days, after which point, the grapes were basket pressed and gently transferred into barrels using gravity flow methods for 12 months of aging in Francois Freres French oak barrels. In mid-summer of 2016, we tasted through all of the individual barrels from the vintage, and selected the barrels for inclusion in the final wine. The wine was then bottled under the Vino-Lok glass closure to preserve the essence of the wine.
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Finger Lakes
Harvest Date September 17th - 27th, 2016
Acid TA: 6.8 g/L
PH 3.52
Barrel Aging
12 Months in Francois Freres French oak
11% New Oak
Fermentation 50% Whole Cluster
Bottling Date September 25th, 2017
Alcohol % 13%
Size 750 ml
$24.99 per Bottle


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