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2015 RIESLING CLASSIQUE
$19

 

92 points, "Smart Buy"
wine spectator
 

"Weighty for a Riesling, with a rounded feel and layers of creamed yellow apple, white peach and persimmon flavors. Delivers energy and cut throughout, with lemon pith, citrus oil and chamomile accents filling in. Shows length and range through the finish." –James Molesworth
 

vineyards

85% east side Seneca Lake
15% west side Cayuga Lake
Soils: shale, gravelly loam and clay with limestone
 

harvest dates

Oct. 11 − 26
Hand-harvested, sorted, and whole cluster pressed
 

details

Residual Sugar: 0.4% RS (4 g/l)
Production: 1800 cases
Alcohol: 13% by vol.

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2015 lower caywood vineyard
$24

 

91 points, wine spectator

"Rich, with layered flavors of creamed yellow apple, mirabelle plum and persimmon, backed by a lemon curd- and heather-infused finish. Shows lovely paraffin and bitter almond notes in the background. " - James Molesworth
 

lower caywood vineyard

Lodi, NY (east side, Seneca Lake)
Soil: shale
 

harvest date

Oct. 15
 

details

Residual Sugar: 0.4% (4 g/l)
Production: 25 cases
Alcohol: 13% by vol.

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2015 Leidenfrost vineyard
$24


91 points, wine spectator

"On the richer side, with a mix of nectarine, tangerine and peach flavors that are broad but still have ample cut thanks to quinine, orange zest and honeysuckle notes zipping through the finish. Distinctive." –James Molesworth
 

leidenfrost vineyard

Hector, NY (east side, Seneca Lake)
Soil: shale
 

harvest date

Oct. 13
 

details

Residual Sugar: 0.4% (4 g/l)
Production: 50 cases
Alcohol: 13% by vol.

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2015 sawmill creek vineyard
$24


Hibiscus - flint - peach
 

sawmill creek vineyard

Hector, NY (east side, Seneca Lake)
Soil: shallow lacustrine sand on shale
 

harvest date

Oct. 21
 

details

Residual Sugar: 0.4% (4 g/l)
Production: 100 cases
Alcohol: 13% by vol.

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2016 Rosé
$17

 

Full flavored - cherry pit - thyme - mineral

VINEYARD

Standing Stone Vineyard - Upper Red Block #1
Hector, east side Seneca Lake
Soils: gravelly loam and clay on shale
 

HARVEST DATE

Sept. 21
 

DETAILS

16 hours of skin contact before bleeding the juice off the skins using the saignée method. 
Production: 84 cases (actual)
Residual Sugar: .17% (1.7 g/l)
Alcohol: 12.75% by vol.

 

2015 pinot noir CLASSIQUE
$26

 

Stone - bing cherry - plum - iron
 

vineyards

100% east side Seneca Lake
Soils: shale, gravelly loam and clay with limestone
 

harvest dates

Sept. 21-Sept. 29
Hand-harvested with a second manual hand sort at the winery
 

details

Fermented with indigenous yeasts
Bottled unfined and unfiltered
Production: 625 cases
Alcohol: 13% by vol.

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2014 pinot noir les alliés
$32


Plums - blackberries - tobacco - baked earth


vineyards

100% east side Seneca Lake
Soils: clay with limestone and shale with gravelly loam
 

harvest date

Sept. 30
Hand-harvested with a second manual hand sort at the winery
 

details

Fermented with indigenous yeasts
Bottled unfined and unfiltered
Production: 695 cases (6-pack)
Alcohol: 12.5% by vol.

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