Syrah 10/21, Merlot 10/11, Cabernet Franc 10/22, Cabernet Sauvignon 10/29 Blau: 10/17
Juice Brix - : Syrah 21˚, Merlot 21.5˚, Cabernet Franc 23.1˚, Cabernet Sauvignon 23.5 ˚ Blau 22˚
Aged 8 1/2 months in American & Hungarian Oak.
July 27, 2014
Big Blend 2013
This is a Library wine selection. Stock is limited.
SILVER - New York Wine & Food Classic
Atwater Estate Vineyards - Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Blaufränkisch, Sawmill Creek - Merlot , Cabernet Sauvignon. The growing season in the Finger Lakes has been close to average in number of growing degree days. We managed to avoid any significant spring frost and it stayed cool for a long time. Heavy spring rains continued into June, July was hot and humid with temps reaching the triple digits. Through early August, the relatively dry weather had vineyards thriving. An inch of rain on Labor Day turned up the disease pressure but a spectacular September saved us by staying dry and sunny for most of the month keeping a lot of these early afflictions from being troublesome.
BLENDING INFORMATION: 43% Syrah, 29% Sauvignon 14% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Blaufränkisch. Fermentation in open top bins with ICV-GRE yeast. Punched down three times daily. Pressed off dry after an 8-10 day fermentation. Blended in late June.
This racy blend is dubbed “Super Senecan” that is, a non-traditional blend of vinifera grapes, whereby the blend changes from year-to-year. The 2013 contains five varieties with Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon leading the charge, two grapes that enjoy each other’s company!
Food Pairing Notes
Try this vintage with beef or lamb—roasted or grilled—or a hearty earthy mushroom risotto.
Release Date: Nov. 21, 2015
(Dec 5, 2016 at 4:29 PM)
Great wine with any food and most friends.