This Riesling was both fermented and aged in very old oak barrels. This technique is unusual in Modern Riesling production, but rather harks back to the traditional cellars of Germany before the invention of stainless steel tanks and refrigeration technology for temperature control. The resulting wine is not what you expect from most Rieslings on the market today. Soapstone, mushroom and clover honey dance elegantly on the nose, while the rich mouth-feel is supported by strong acidity giving the wine solid structure and length.
Full maceration on the skins throughout fermentation gives this unusual style of Riesling an orange hue. Strawberry lemonade and burnt honey aromatics support supple texture and a lengthy finish. Unfined and Unfiltered.
Light in color but intense in aromatics and flavor. Essence of grapefruit, fresh picked strawberries and wet fresh water river stones along with hits of honeydew melon and white peach. Very well balanced with bright acidity and creamy texture.
Aged in 33% new French oak and gently hand-processed from harvest to bottle, this elegant wine showcases true refinement and depth of fruit. A blend of three different clones of Pinot Noir feature different bright and fruity elements.
Dark cherry cola with very bright fruit elements mixes well with the earthiness reminiscent of a wet forest floor. Aged in 25% new French oak, this Old World style of Pinot Noir echoes the soils of Burgundy. A brooding wine with rich fruit, spice box, and earthy components.
Rustic and rich, yet complex and elegant, this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc highlights the distinctive terroir of Long Island’s North Fork winemaking region by showcasing elements of cranberry, black currant, baking spice, and tobacco.
There really is nothing "petite" about this wine. Robust, dense, dark fruits and deep violet hue backed up with immense depth and a firm tannic structure. Vanilla, dark Chocolate, ripe plum, blackberry mixed in with a fresh hay/dried grass component.
The soil of Sonoma Valley is awake in this blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petite Verdot. Be on the lookout for rousing notes of blueberry, coconut, black pepper, and kalamata olive, with a touch of smoke lingering throughout the finish.
The cool 2011 vintage allowed us to showcase a classic rendition of valley floor Cabernet reminiscent of great wines from the 1970's, when this style was predominant. 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petite Verdot.
This blend of 94% Zinfandel and 6% Petite Sirah has a deep color, a brooding, dark dense nose, and sweet aromatics. You may find hints of big and lush ripe fruit—some fresh, some dried. Vanilla, mocha, and strawberry pie along with oak and smoke poke through on the finish.