OCTOBER 2, 2014
Juice Brix - 22.4°
9 months in neutral French oak barrels
August 24, 2015
Pinot Noir 2014
North Block Five
Silver Medal - Makers and Masters Wine Competition March 2017
The growing degree days for the season were in line with the long-term average of a typical vintage in the Finger Lakes. A harsh winter hung on into April. We were spared bud damage directly due to our vineyard location. It was a cool spring, thus holding bud break back until early May. The summer had some warm stretches but was mostly cool with lower humidity than in recent summers. July was wetter than normal but most importantly, August thru October saw below average rainfall with many dry, sunny days. The lower disease pressure throughout harvest allowed the grapes time to catch up and finish maturing before the first frost.
Bin fermented punch-down, 10% whole bunch, hand picked. RA17 yeast, aged 9 months in neutral French oak barrels. Rough filtered only, no fining.
Food Pairing Notes
Perfectly complimentary with food. Try grilled salmon, duck or mild and creamy cheeses like Brie, Cheddar, Havarti.
Release Date: February 4, 2017