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2017 Lemberger
Item No. WINE-17-LEMBE-REG | In Stock - Ships in 3-5 Business Days

88 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
First Harvest of our East Side of Seneca Lake Vineyard!

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2017 Lemberger

Winemaking

Blend: 100% Lemberger

Hand Harvested & Hand Sorted
Cooperage: Aged for 9 months in a combination of 10% 1 year old French oak and a balance of neutral oak barrels.
Harvest Date: 10/14/17
Harvest Brix: 22.5°
Alcohol: 12.5%
Total Acidity: 7.5 g/L
pH: 3.32

Unfined & Unfiltered

Bottling Date: 8/21/18
Cases Produced: 215

 

Vineyard Sites:

62% West Side of Cayuga Lake

38% East Side of Seneca Lake

 

Tasting Notes & Food Pairing

Fruitier than the Sunrise Hill Lemberger this new bottling has bright notes of raspberry and cooking spice on the nose, followed by tangy, robust, pomegranate on the palate and a firm tannic grip from the presence of newer French oak and extended skin contact.  Aged on the lees, the wine has a creamy finish with generous fruit, spice, and hints of white pepper dancing on the tongue.  Pair with traditional goose or roast duckling with cranberry sauce, slow cooked beef with smoked paprika, or Linzer torte.

Drink Window: Drink now through 2021+

Vintage Notes

Winter in 2017 was again unexpectedly, and a little nerve-wrackingly, mild (we kept waiting for the other shoe to drop).  After the drought of 2016 I think we all welcomed the rains of early spring 2017 but when the wet continued into late spring…  then early summer… then mid-summer… enough was enough.  Just when everyone felt that all was lost mid-July dried right up, temperatures soared, and we were finally blessed with Summer with a capital “S”.  The vines went wild!  In October -mid-harvest- it still felt like high summer.  Harvest just kept going and going with everyone reporting larger than normal yields and I think we were all a little more than pleasantly surprised by the truly astonishing qualities we were finding.  Look to whites from 2017 to be vibrantly expressive and reds to be stately and sophisticated.

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