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2018 Lemberger
Item No. WINE-18-LEMBE-REG  •  In Stock - Ships in 3-5 Business Days

2018 Lemberger
2018 Lemberger
2018 Lemberger
2018 Lemberger
2018 Lemberger
2018 Lemberger
2018 Lemberger
2018 Lemberger

Prepare to be captivated by the exquisite, layered aromas of this, our second Lemberger made from our own Seneca Lake vines.

$21.99club price: $18.69
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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: 10/9/2018
Harvest Brix: 21.0°
Alcohol: 12.7%
Total Acidity:
6.4 g/L
pH:
3.57

Unfined & Unfiltered

Bottling Date: 8/21/2019
Cases Produced: 185

 

Vineyard Sites:

58% East Side of Seneca Lake

42% West Side of Cayuga Lake

 

Tasting Notes & Food Pairing

Prepare to be captivated by the exquisite, layered aromas of this, our second Lemberger made from our own Seneca Lake vines.  Floral hints of violet and lavender soap mingle with black and red currant, buttery fresh baked bread and that light quintessential tingle of tobacco and white pepper.  On the palette find yourself seduced by even more hints of violets, dark plum, licorice root and French vanilla.  Cigar box notes and more delicate white pepper will emerge as this wine spends more time in the bottle.  As always, Lemberger makes a phenomenal pairing with wild game and anything from the grill.

Drink Window: Drink now through 2022+

Serving Temperature:  53° - 60°f

Vintage Notes

Simply put, 2018 was a challenge. The year started out just fine. Winter was relatively mild by Finger Lakes standards. Though we didn’t get much of a spring, what little we experienced was relatively average. By July, however, it was beginning to look like we might have a repeat of 2016-- we hadn’t seen any rain since mid-spring. We needn’t have worried—by the end of July it started raining and never stopped. It felt like we didn’t see the sun again for the rest of the year! So yes, the year was challenging. Faced with such intense humidity and not a lot of intense sunlight during harvest we were again reminded why our philosophy of hand harvesting all of our fruit is so important. This year hand harvesting allowed us to cull and drop any questionable fruit right there on the ground leaving us confident that we were starting with only the healthiest and most robust grapes we grew and that we were creating the best wines possible – just a little less of it.

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