The 2021 Vintage started on schedule with minimal precipitation and high temperatures through Fall. These small berry 115 & 777 Pinot Noir clones were picked in late September at a low 2.5 ton per acre.
Pair with roasted duck and yam puree or with grilled spring lamb and wilted greens.
Only 300 cases crafted.
This Block of Gamay was sourced from the Lincoln Lakeshore DVA "Phoebe Vineyard". We “hand punch” in open top fermenters and age it for 4 months in neutral American Oak.
This lot is traditionally destined for our Rose Colored Glasses Rose. However, there was enough from the 2021 vintage to craft this juicy, fruit forward wine with fresh acidity and soft tannic structure. Pair with Coq Au Vin, slightly chilled with a summer Tuna Nicoise salad or with mild cheeses with berry compote.
Blocks of Cab Franc grown on the heavy red clay of the Back 10 Vineyard are notorious for small berries and low yields. The fruit is bunch thinned in the vineyard at the end of August and "optically sorted" after the harvesting. We “hand punch” our Franc every six hours in open top fermenters and age it in new, one, two, and three year old American Oak. These grapes were harvested Nov. 4th , just hours before the first dusting of snow.
Luscious, and Bright with Brambleberry fruits with integrated cedar notes. Pair with BBQ’D lamb, a nice thick grilled steak, stews, veggie sausage or on its own by a roaring fire. Only 264 cases crafted.