Aromas of dark fruit, black plums and lightly herbaceous. The plush fruits are nicely balanced by smoky, leathery, earthy components with a slightly tart finish.
Our label is based on “Cornett’s Stone Bridge” located on the original road racing circuit that started in Watkins Glen, NY in 1948. A portion of every bottle sold will be donated to the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen.
Artwork by Robert Gillespie.
Aromas of dark fruit, black plums and lightly herbaceous. Soft tannins on the palate with ripe jammy flavors. The plush fruits are nicely balanced by smoky, leathery, earthy components with a slightly tart finish.
BLEND: 60% Marechal Foch, 40% Chancellor
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."
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.