A highlight of race weekend is the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Tribute, which features a selection of vintage race cars rumbling through the streets of Watkins Glen around the original 6.6-mile circuit. As part of the downtown Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen, an estimated 25,000 spectators also celebrate with music, fine food and wine from the region.
This medium-dry, white wine shines brightly with ripe tangerine, nectarine and thyme on the nose. The taste is juicy and pliant with a hint of minerality framing the citrus and stone fruit flavors. Perfectly balanced to go with a variety of foods ranging from oysters or chicken to vegetarian delights. We find it equally delightful on it’s own. Blending Information: 67% Vidal Blanc, 33% Cayuga. Fermentation: Stainless Steel. RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.2% ALC: 12.4%
This wine combines the vintner’s choice of red wines each year into a signature dry red blend. This release is deep and dark due in particular to the characteristics of the French-American hybrid grape “Maréchal Foch”, often simply referred to as “Foch”. The tannin levels are soft which makes it easy to enjoy young but with a sturdy acidic backbone, it has respectable ageing potential. Aromas of dark fruit and cranberry, lightly herbaceous. Soft tannins on the palate with ripe, wild berry flavors and a velvety smooth finish. The plush fruits are balanced nicely by smoky, leathery, earthy components. Blending Information: 95% Marechal Foch, 5% Cabernet Franc, Time In Oak: Aged eight months in neutral American oak. RESIDUAL SUGAR: .5% ALC: 12.1%