“Dusty, wheaty, floral and mildly green, this has a lot going on. From Ravines’ limestone-inflected estate vineyard on the upper western shores of Seneca Lake, it’s just shy of bone dry, with plenty of lemon-lime flavor, and a dry mineral finish.” Wine & Spirits Magazine, 91 points; 6/15/19
“Gentle-edged, with alluring jasmine, lemon and honeysuckle notes flowing through, while a core of creamed yellow apple flavors lingers nicely on the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2021. 2,000 cases made.” Wine Spectator, 90 points; James Molesworth, 7/12/19
Clones 198, 239, and 90 grown at the White Springs Vineyard, which consists of Honeyoye loam soils over limestone. An exceptionally warm and sunny growing season resulted in very ripe and small clusters. The grapes were harvested between October 14th and 19th, with harvest brix ranging from 22.0 to 22.8 and a yield of 2.5 to 3 tons per acre.
Hand harvested grapes from White Springs vineyard were whole cluster pressed with a portion given skin contact prior to pressing. All components were fermented at low temperature (54F - 60F) in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After racking, components were aged on the lighter lees over winter until April.