WinemakingBlend: 100% Lemberger
Sunrise Hill Vineyard, West bank of Cayuga Lake, NY Sunrise Hill Vineyard, a picturesque landscape located on the western side of Cayuga Lake, is owned and operated by Bob and Kathy Ruis. Here, 12 acres of eastern-facing vinifera grapes are grown. The combination of soil, location and climate produce fruit packed with bright, focused flavor with a hint of mineral and spice.
Tasting Notes & Food Pairing
With its fruit forward profile, this Lemberger explodes with autumn spice on the nose and round fruit on the palate. A medium bodied style, with a long lingering finish, makes this wine a perfect pairing with grilled meats with BBQ sauce, sweet sausage dishes, and sage rubbed pork loin.
drink now through 2020+
Yet again, the Finger Lakes experienced another very harsh winter in 2015. Two harsh winters in a row caused lots of bud death and vine damage, but as always, lower yields result in improved fruit quality. In spite of the harsh winter we were graced with a growing season that started out cool and wet but finished with a healthy showing of sun and heat. Harvest kicked off at the usual time with lots of sun and was temperate with little rain. All in all it was a good harvest and though yields were down between 20-40% on nearly every varietal the result was exceptional quality, with complex fruit across the board. Expect lush, rich, voluptuous wines from this vintage!
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