Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Cooperage: 15 months in French oak
Harvest Date: 9/16/12
Harvest Brix: 24.3°
Total Acidity: 6.5 g/L
Cases Produced: 202
Rating: 90 points - Wine Enthusiast
Davis Vineyard, Hector, NY
Tasting Notes & Food Pairing
Structured and harmonious, yet strong and elegant, our Davis Vineyard Pinot Noir is a spectacular representation of quality grape-growing in the Finger Lakes. Hand planted in 1998 about a quarter mile off the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, these Pinot clones produce lively, old-world, style wines. Bold enough to stand up to grilled red meats, and hearty stews, the Reserve Pinot Noir is also subtle enough to be an excellent accompaniment to fowl, and a classic pairing with all mushroom dishes.
drink now through 2020+
With the perfect balance of warm temperatures and occasional rainfall, the 2012 season turned into an exceptional vintage. Bud break occurred during mid-March, about five weeks earlier than usual, and set the tone for the rest of the season. Rivaling the impeccable 2010 vintage, 2012 also saw a large number of growing degree days, ideal for fully ripened grapes and bold wines. Due to the below average rainfall throughout the summer months, disease pressure remained low, allowing fruit to thrive with little intervention.
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