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2010 Barrel Reserve Pinot Noir

Hints of currants, strawberries and rose petals tantalize the nose. Flavors of raspberries, plums, forest floor and shitake mushrooms emerge on the mid-palate. A lingering, elegant finish leaves you wanting more.
Hints of currants, strawberries and rose petals tantalize the nose. Flavors of raspberries, plums, forest floor and shitake mushrooms emerge on the mid-palate. A lingering, elegant finish leaves you wanting more.
A mild winter led to an early bud break and bloom, followed by a hot, humid summer. In September, cooler seasonal temperatures arrived. Thee warm season created wonderful intensity in the Pinot Noir grapes, and the cool autumn preserved elegant structure, harmonious balance, and alluring flavors in the finished wine. This wine is crafted from of grapes grown on the following vineyards in the Finger Lakes AVA: 54% - Hobbit Hollow Vineyard - Skaneateles Lake 31% - Elaine’s Vineyard - Seneca Lake 23% Patrician Verona Vineyard - Cayuga Lake
Hand-picked grapes were received in small individual picking baskets and were then hand-sorted into one-ton bins for a 15 day fermentation. The grapes were basket pressed and gently transferred into barrels, aging for 18 months. Only the highest quality barrels of wine were promoted for this Reserve bottling. 320 cases produced.
This Pinot Noir pairs wonderfully with pan-seared duck breast topped with savory cherry compote or hearty beef stews.
93 Points -- Prince of Pinot Noir: "Strikingly aromatic with hi-tone scents of red berries, red cherries, brown spice, molasses, beet root and spice. Very elegant and charming with a tasteful array of fruits including red cherries, red raspberries and cranberries".
Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2010
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Finger Lakes
Harvest Date September 24th - October 3rd, 2010
Acid 6.2 g/L
PH 3.78
Barrel Aging
18 months in Francois Freres French Oak, 52% New
Fermentation 100% whole cluster
Bottling Date August 10th, 2012
Alcohol % 12.3%
Size 750 ml
$40.99 per Bottle

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