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Atwater Vineyards

Big Blend 2018
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Harvest Date
October 24, 2018 (CS); October 17, 2018 (Syrah) October 8, 2018 (M)
Sugar
Harvest Brix: 19.8˚(CS); 18.6˚(Syrah) 19.6˚(M)
Acid
6.3 g/L
pH
3.72
Bottling Date
July 30, 2020
Residual Sugar
0.12%
Alcohol %
12.6

Big Blend 2018

Smoky and peppery upfront that mingles with sour cherry and plum. Fine gentle tannins, cedar, and molasses round out the wine and extend the finish.

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SKU: B-ATW-00260

This racy blend “Super Senecan” is a non-traditional blend of vinifera grapes that changes from year-to-year.

Three Bottles of Big Blend in Front of Seneca Lake Kiosk

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Smoky and peppery upfront that mingles with sour cherry and plum. Fine gentle tannins, cedar, and molasses round out the wine and extend the finish.
Vineyard Notes
We enjoyed a mild winter in 2018. Most nights, the temperature stayed above zero, and only minor amounts of bud mortality were reported. April was quite cool which kept the buds tight, but a warm May ushered in bud break and a new growing season. Though June was typical, overall conditions through July were dry. Early August ushered in warmth and humidity with above average overnight lows. On August 14th and 15th the area received over 11 inches of rainfall, causing widespread damage, and this wet weather continued through October. The poor weather increased disease pressure dramatically, presenting challenges not seen in many years, but after more hand sorting than average, the resulting fruits were robust and reflected the high quality for which we’re known.
Production Notes
BLEND: Cabernet Sauvignon 40%, Syrah 35%, Merlot 25%
Winemaker Notes
Fermented separately in open-top bins for an average of ten days. Aged separately for twenty-one months in French and American oak barrels and blended prior to bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with roasted or grilled beef or lamb or a hearty mushroom risotto.
Production
496 Cases
Other Notes
RELEASE DATE: December 31, 2020

Product Reviews

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William Brophy
(May 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM)
Love Big Blend! Burgers, steak, chicken - this wine goes with everything. Full flavor and mild tannins make this a very versatile red. One of our Finger Lakes favorites.

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