2016 Sauvignon – Mudd West Vineyard

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This is a delicious, distinctive Sauvignon Blanc for many situations and all seasons. This jewel-like white wine was created from 77% Sauvignon Blanc and 23% Pinot Grigio grapes hand-harvested from the Mudd West Vineyard on the North Fork. All the fruit was whole cluster-pressed and the juice and wine handled minimally throughout its life. The wine was barrel-fermented (fermented wild/ambiently) and raised in 60% new French and Slovenian oak barrels & hogsheads and 40% older/neutral oak barrels for ten months. This is a refined white wine offering medium body, moderate alcohol, juicy acidity and a long, persistent, tangy finish. There are aromas and flavors of green and golden apples, yellow peach, lemon curd, pears, lemon thyme and brown spice. There is a strong core of salty minerality and piercing stone fruit and tree fruit flavors in this silky textured yet precise white wine. Our 2016 Sauvignon is an exciting, tasty, integrated and sexy Sauvignon that is just a pleasure to smell and taste. Deep, plush and polished (kinda like a cross between a killer white Bordeaux and a barrel fermented Pouilly-Fume or Sancerre)...Match this wine with all the local seafood, herbed pasta dishes, poultry, creamy cheese, smoked bluefish or salmon, trout or Arctic char as well as other fish dishes with green sauces like cress or sorrel or cream sauces. Only 233 cases produced. 6 bottles max per customer.

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2016 Research Bianco

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Our stable of skin-fermented white wines has continued to grow and this is our second vintage of Research Bianco. A partner in deliciousness to our Research Cab but fashioned from white fruit instead of red, this is our white-scale version. Our 2016 Research Bianco is a skin-fermented white wine blend in which the proportions and varieties change with each vintage. A good friend supplied the grapes from a "research" vineyard on the East End. All the grapes were grown together (a field blend), hand-picked, de-stemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand. Our 2016 Research Bianco is made from 53% Pinot Grigio, 13% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscat Ottonel, 7% Auxerrois, 6% Gruner Veltliner, 3% Arneis, 2% Gewurztraminer, 2% Semillon, 2% Tocai Friulano, 1% Moscato Giallo and 1% Malvasia. This 2016 Research Bianco was raised in older barrels, hogsheads and puncheons for ten months. It was fermented ambiently/wild with all the varieties co-fermented and spent nineteen days on its skins. Our 2016 Research Bianco is a gorgeous deep golden color with flecks of orange and copper and is full of flavors and aromas reminiscent of poached pears, quince, honey, butterscotch, brown spice, apple compote, burnt orange and golden raisins. The wine possesses medium body, juicy acidity and medium alcohol with pronounced aromatic intensity and long persistent length. There is something so heightened, so treble, about this wine...this skin-fermented white will pair well with roast chicken, grilled fish, pork chops, sausages and charcuterie boards, hard aged cheeses and cheese fondue! This wine was bottled on August 17th, 2017. 143 cases produced. This is a Wine Club exclusive and there is only enough to get each member one bottle!

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2018 Rosato di Refosco

Our Refosco is always a wonderfully surprising rosato... gorgeous vibrant purplish pink color, sweet wild red and black fruit character... sexy, exuberant and most importantly, fun! This is a mouthwatering, crisp, moderate alcohol, and dry rosato... alpine wild strawberries (fraise des bois), ripe wild blackberries, black raspberries and other bramble fruit... SPICY... also floral, citrus and mineral notes... lengthy finish. Match this delicious pink wine with prosciutto and melon, charcuterie, fricos, fish salads or tacos, pastas, porchetta, poultry and grilled seafood. Tiny production like always. 218 cases made.

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2018 Rosato di Merlot

Plump and jovial! An ode to versatility...light salmon pink color...alluring, playful, aromatic, and quite gulpable...red raspberries, strawberries, red apple skin, red cherries, spice and minerals...persistent finish, great character and a wonderful zing....Beautiful texture, dry, moderate 12.5% alcohol...pair this wine with almost anything...tomatoes and mozzarella to hanger steak with chimichurri sauce or charcuterie. Can't go wrong...crowd pleaser! 738 cases made.

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2018 Rosato di Cabernet Sauvignon – Mudd Vineyard

Grapes from some of the oldest vines planted (in 1975) on Long Island! This is essentially a Blanc de Noirs (white from red) with a beautiful jewel-like yellow onion skin color...the white color belies the red fruit character and aromas and flavors of red currant, watermelon, red raspberry, golden raspberry, spice and flowers...Plump, delicious, inviting, moderate alcohol, juicy and persistent...wonderful fruit intensity, a clean, satisfying finish...Match with smoked fish and charcuterie. In addition, tacos from beef, lamb, chicken or pork. Or try with lobster, sausages, tuna, grilled vegetables, and mushrooms as well as mildly spicy food, especially Mexican and Thai preparations. Gulpable and Smashable! 398 cases made.

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2018 Rosato di Cabernet Franc

Crisp, medium-bodied, elegant...Coppery, very pale pink onion skin hue...Light and ethereal...Beautiful floral notes, raspberry, watermelon, currant, saline minerality, yellow plum, light red fruit and citrus profile. ....raw bar, shellfish, local fluke and flounder, sushi, ceviches, fresh cheeses and fried foods. Moderate, balanced alcohol. Crushable. 838 cases made.

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2018 Rosato di Syrah - Mudd West Vineyard

Pretty, elegant, full and fine...juicy with balanced alcohol, pale pink color...delicious red plum fruit, slate, spice, black raspberries, lilacs, violets, pepper and minerals...long and persistent...very versatile, goes with just about anything! Deceptively fleshy...Inviting and comforting. 328 cases made.

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2018 Rosso Fresco – Long Island AVA

A new vintage of Rosso Fresco is out and we are stoked! So, we open the bottle, pour a glass...swirl, sniff, taste...and "Wow...Fun, Fresh, Delish and damn good!" These are the first words out when writing the notes about our new 2018 vintage of Rosso Fresco and have been for years. Rosso Fresco is an easy-going red blend whose varieties and proportions change with each vintage. The 2018 version is comprised of 64% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc, 6% Blaufrankisch and 4% Dornfelder. There are beautiful high-toned aromas and flavors of red cherry, red raspberry, red plum, red current, spice and earth. This dry red wine is medium bodied, has moderate (12%) alcohol, balanced acid, very soft, silky tannins and a juicy persistent finish. Rosso Fresco is a playful, full-flavored, fun, friendly red wine that pairs well with pastas and just about any fish, fowl or four-legged food you serve with it. The 2018 Rosso Fresco has a Long Island AVA and is made from hand-harvested grapes from both the North and the South forks. All the grapes were de-stemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand. Our 2018 Rosso Fresco was fermented wild/ambiently, was not fined, and filtered once. The wine spent five months in stainless steel tanks and a few older oak barrels before bottling. Our 2018 Rosso Fresco is a very versatile red wine and will bring you year-round pleasure. The wine was handled minimally and bottled on March 11th, 2019. Enjoy our 2018 Rosso Fresco at cellar temperature over the next two to four years. Or put a slight chill on it if it's hot out! We bottled 818 cases of this fragrant and amazingly yummy wine.

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2014 Dorn & Blau — Mudd West Vineyard, North Fork of Long Island, AVA

Wine Club Member Exclusive

Our Dorn & Blau is a wine we have only made twice before, in 2011 and 2013. This 2014 version is without a doubt the most realized and best version yet. 2014 presented us with lots of beautiful fruit and both our Blaufrankisch and our Dornfelder were gorgeous, so we wanted to make this unique expression again (not to mention the blend is just plain delicious). Over the years these varieties have proven their affinity to each other and with our climate and we love to use both. So here you go...Our 2014 Dorn & Blau is comprised of 81% Dornfelder and 19% Blaufranksich. We feel the Dornfelder and Blaufranksich are a great match and together highlight the darker colors, briary, bramble, gamey meat and spiced fruit character of these two grapes. This 2014 wine has a dark ruby-red colored rim with purple inflections and an opaque core. The aromas and flavors are full of black raspberry, black plum, blackberry, lavender, violet, tar, a resiny savory spice and a touch of smoked game meat. This is a dry, supple, sexy wine with silky texture and great concentration. The alcohol is moderate, the acids juicy and balanced; the tannins are present but soft and the wine offers a great deal of pleasure and a long delicious finish. All the fruit was hand-picked from the Mudd West Vineyard in Hallockville on the North Fork, de-stemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand in small one-ton bins. The wine spent 18 months in old French and Slovenian oak barrels and hogsheads. The wine was bottled by gravity on April 10th, 2016. Our 2014 Dorn & Blau is a great match with wild game (flying or four-legged), venison, pork roasts, lamb burgers, sausages (especially merguez or chorizo), short ribs, truffle cheeses, hoisin, teriyaki and would be delicious with pappardelle and wild boar ragu or any salted, cured porcine product! This wine is still youthful and tight and while quite delicious now, it will benefit from additional cellaring for another 6-8 years. For optimal immediate enjoyment we suggest splash decanting this wine into a decanter or carafe to give it some air and allow it to open up! Enjoy! 134 cases produced. Sorry, only enough to send our beloved wine club one bottle each. While no follow-up purchases will be available, our 2013 vintage is linked below.

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2018 Tocai Friulano Petillant Naturel — Long Island, AVA

Wine Club Exclusive through March

100% Tocai Friulano
We finally made enough to go around...Bubbly Tocai...need we say more! Straw colored, alluring aromas and flavors of white flowers, biscuits, apples and pears, yeasty bread, talc and salty minerals. Dry with refreshing acidity and great balance of mousse, alcohol, acid and fruit character. Mouthwatering...irresistible stuff and only 10% alcohol. 479 cases produced. 8 bottles...yes EIGHT...per customer.

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2016 Tocai Friulano – Sylvanus Vineyard

We are excited to offer you the new vintage of our Tocai Friulano from our home farm in Bridgehampton from the Sylvanus Vineyard. We are one of just a couple producers growing and making Tocai Friulano on the East End of Long Island, and one of only a handful in the United States who offer two distinct vineyard designated Tocai's. Our Sylvanus Vineyard Tocai was harvested by hand, whole cluster-pressed and fermented and raised in 85% stainless steel barrels and 15% new French oak barrels for eleven months. This white grape is native to the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in Northeast Italy and our version offers wonderful aromas and flavors of green and yellow apples, white grapefruit, marcona almonds, minerals, talc, Asian pears and spice. Our Tocai is pale straw in color with gold/green reflections, the wine is bone dry and possesses a medium body, moderate alcohol, juicy acidity and great persistence on the long flavorful finish. Our Tocai has a great mouthfeel and manages the very gratifying textural paradox of a light, fresh, aromatic wine with a weighty, fleshy, fluidity that is just delightful. Our 2016 Tocai Friulano Sylvanus Vineyard was bottled by gravity on July 15th 2017 and has enjoyed the benefits of sometime in the bottle before release, a true luxury! This is the quintessential prosciutto wine and also works well with other hams, salumi, fresh cheeses, fricos, pastas and risotto. Also, white fleshed fish dishes and our local clams (in pasta, casino, baked, raw and on a pizza!) are a tasty match. We hope you enjoy this delicious and unique white wine. 195 cases produced. 6 bottle max per customer.

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2018 Rosso Petillant Naturel

40% Merlot 30% Syrah 20% Cabernet Franc 6% Blaufrankisch 4% Refosco
Light ruby red color, aromas and flavors of red flowers, raspberries, strawberries, red plums and cherries, as well as earth and spice. Dry, balanced 10.5% alcohol, refreshing acidity and delicious savory fruit character keeps you coming back for more of this super yummy red sparkling wine. You can pair this one with pizza, pasta, burgers, chops, grilled fish and veg and just about anything else you can think of! 128 cases produced. 6 bottle max per customer.

A note about opening: To avoid foaming please make sure the bottle is well very chilled (on ice for thirty minutes) The colder the bottle the less foaming! You can also open very slowly...just cracking the crown cap slightly to let pressure release for a minute or two then you can continue to open slowly. If you open rapidly or the bottle is not well chilled just have your glass nearby to quickly pour...HAVE FUN AND ENJOY!!!!

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2015 Sculpture Garden — The Hamptons, Long Island AVA

This is the seventh year that our Sculpture Garden is grown and produced as a true field blend. This beautiful ruby red wine consists of 91% Merlot, 6% Teroldego and 3% Blaufränkisch. All the varieties were grown together in our Sculpture Garden Vineyard (the oldest on the South Fork, planted in 1982 & 1987), picked together and fermented wild/ambiently together. All the fruit was hand-harvested, de-stemmed but not crushed, stomped on by foot and punched down by hand. The wine went through a natural malo-lactic fermentation and was raised in older French oak barrels for 18 months. The wine was handled minimally (only racked once) and was bottled by gravity April 6th 2017. The wine may throw sediment over time and we would recommend decanting after several years in the bottle. While delicious now this wine will improve wonderfully for six to eight years and drink well for a decade plus. Our 2015 Sculpture Garden smells of red and black fruit and is awash in aromas and flavors of black raspberry, black plum, red & black cherry, purple flowers in addition to some smoke and cinnamon notes. There is an underlying beautifully inviting herbaceousness and tobacco leaf quality along some earthy minerality and touch of brown spice in this seductive and complex red wine. The wine is dry and retains a medium body, moderate alcohol and balanced acidity. The wine reflects the warm 2015 growing season with ripe fruit coupled with juicy acidity, medium body and youthful tension which beautifully expresses our maritime climate with its savory rather than sweet palate and elegance that is alluring. There is always a silky, smooth, supple quality to our Sculpture Garden and the great length is complemented by a textural, aromatic and flavor complexity, whose qualities truly improve with age (really try this wine in ten years)! When feeling more formal pair this wine with Long Island duck, lamb chops or a prime rib roast and when you're in a more casual mood match with rich meaty pastas, burgers and grilled fatty fish. Just 74 cases produced. 4 bottle max per customer.

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2015 Research Cab

Wine Club Exclusive

Research Cab is a very special red wine that generally only our Wine Club gets to enjoy since it is made in such small quantities. Born out of a long-standing relationship with a "Research" vineyard on the North Fork we fashion a deliciously expressive wine out of what is essentially a field blend of many different varieties. Our 2015 vintage is comprised of 57% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Manseng, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah, 2% Barbera, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Sangiovese and 1% Blaufrankisch. All the fruit (red and white) for this wine was harvested by hand, de-stemmed, stomped on by foot and punched down by hand. After primary fermentation the wine was racked to all older neutral French and Slovenian oak barrels where it spent eighteen months. The wine was only racked (moved) once and just 95 cases were bottled by gravity on April 7th 2017. Beautiful clarity and a deep ruby-red hue coupled with pronounced aromas of red and black raspberry, cherry, black plum, dark bramble fruit, spice, purple flowers, earth and wet stone are met with an elegance of texture and a supple, smooth, silky palate with enough underlying tannic structure and juicy acidity for the wine to develop and improve in the bottle. This is a young wine and while delicious already, will easily improve in the bottle for the next 8-10 years. Since it is hard to resist now, we recommend splash decanting the wine before you plan on consuming it! Pair this luscious, tasty red with Long Island duck, herb crusted lamb chops, beef and pork roasts or mushroom and grain-based dishes. But there isn't much 2015 Research Cab to go around and it is killer...so, first come first serve, sorry...so don't tell too many people and be sure to take advantage of the 4 bottle max per Wine Club member.

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2017 Cabernet Franc - North Fork of LI AVA

We have re-kindled our love affair with Cabernet Franc and have begun to consistently craft this grape into delicious refreshing red wines. . Cabernet Franc is a red grape very well suited to our Long Island terroir. We have made delicious, gulpable rosati out of it for years and are jazzed about regularly offering this grape as a red wine with all the wonders it brings to the table and our glasses. Our 2017 Cabernet Franc is a treble clef, alive, high-toned and happy wine! Beautiful, melodic aromas and flavors of bright red fruit, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, currants and purple flowers coupled with a very faint herbaceousness. The silky texture and a wonderful lightness of being make this wine irresistible. Comprised of 100% Cabernet Franc from the North Fork this wine was hand-harvested, de-stemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand. The wine was fermented wild/ambiently and spent 6 months in older oak. Our 2017 Cabernet Franc was handled minimally and bottled by gravity on March 20th 2018. This wine will pair fabulously with charcuterie, light meat dishes, grilled fish and vegetables, pastas, wood-fired pizzas and most anything coming from a pig! This wine is easy to drink immediately...however it will continue to evolve in the bottle for the next five years or so. Nota Bene: this wine along with several others were recently written about and delightfully received by James Suckling and his crew at jamessuckling.com. About the 2017 Cabernet Franc they penned "Super fragrant and perfumed nose with red currants, strawberries and wild raspberries. The palate has impeccably fresh and vibrant strawberries with fine tannins and energetic appeal. A light, modern and delicious red" We just say Yummy! 8 bottle max per customer.

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2016 Brick Kiln Chardonnay — The Hamptons, AVA

Restraint...Elegance...Finesse. These are the words that consistently spring to mind after smelling and tasting a new vintage of Brick Kiln Chardonnay. Deliciousness and reflection of place are what we seek, and they continue to find a home in this graceful white wine. Crafted from 100% sustainably -grown Chardonnay grapes that were hand-picked from our Brick Kiln Vineyard in Bridgehampton, this beautiful white wine was whole cluster-pressed then barrel fermented and raised in older (two to ten-year-old) French and Slovenian barriques (228L) for nine months. The resulting wine is light straw-colored with green and gold inflections and is bone dry, medium-bodied, possesses moderate alcohol and juicy, balanced acidity. There are gorgeous aromas and flavors of pears, golden apples, white flowers, nectarine, lemon curd, brown spice and a saline minerality. Very tasty now, this wine is tight and young; unfolding in the glass slowly and with complexity that suggests it will develop for three or four years and drink well for at least five or more. Match this wine with salmon, arctic char, lobster pasta, smoked trout, ham, roast chicken, mushroom risotto or winter squash. Our 2016 Brick Kiln has a long, round, juicy finish that is persistent with pleasure. It is wonderful to have a Chardonnay that offers richness, satisfaction and weight and which still offers a lightness of being and keeps you coming back for more. Our 2016 Brick Kiln was bottled by gravity on August 3rd, 2017 and 426 cases were produced. 1 case limit per customer.

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2018 Gewürztraminer Petillant Naturel

100% Gewürztraminer
Light gold in color. Beautiful balance of bubbles, acidity and slight sweetness. Just dynamite flavors and aromas of peaches, pineapple and lychee as well as pears and minerals. Awesome on its own and a super match for anything fried, especially fish & chips. Great with slightly spicy Thai and Indian foods and flavors in addition to seasonal fresh cheeses and salads. Watch out this wine goes down really, really easy! 11% alc. 108 cases produced. 6 bottle max per customer.

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2015 Due Uve

Due Uve is a fun, playful and aromatic wine. Our new 2015 vintage is a rich, delicious and inviting experience. The 2015 Due Uve (two grapes) is a blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Dornfelder. The Syrah comes from the Mudd West Vineyard in Hallockville on the North Fork and the Dornfelder comes from our Sylvanus Vineyard here on our farm in Bridgehampton. All the fruit was hand-harvested, de-stemmed into one-ton bins, stomped on by foot, and punched down by hand and shovel. After a wild/ambient primary fermentation the wine was racked to all older neutral barrels, where it spent nine months before being gravity bottled on July10th, 2016. Our 2015 Due Uve is a ruby red color with purple inflections and a dark core. The wine is dry, medium-bodied, and juicy, has moderate alcohol and is vibrant and tasty. There are floral, fruit, mineral and spice components to the flavor and aroma profile. Violets, blueberry, black raspberry, blackberry, black cherry, wet stone, cocoa, cinnamon and just a touch of black pepper are some of the descriptors that come to mind. This wine possesses lightness and elegance but is robust and deep enough to tackle some exotic flavor experiences. Try with soy and teriyaki flavors as well as more classic preparations of fish, poultry, grain, pork, and veal and pasta dishes. Due Uve is very attractive, very approachable and very versatile. This is an uber-delicious wine to enjoy in its vibrant youth and over the next 5-7 years on top of being priced and styled to enjoy every day with great satisfaction. Only 130 cases were bottled of the 2015 vintage!

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2015 Blaufrankisch – Mudd West Vineyard

We are always very happy to release a new vintage of our lovely Blaufrankisch. Over the years this variety has proven its affinity with our climate and we love to use it both as a blending grape and as a varietal bottling. Our 2015 version is comprised of 75% Blaufrankisch and 25% Dornfelder. This 2015 Blau has a light ruby-red colored rim with purple inflections and an opaque core. The aromas and flavors are pronounced, sexy and full of purple flowers, black plum, black raspberry, boysenberry, blackberry, lavender, violet, tobacco leaf and a resiny savory spice. This is a dry, supple, sexy wine with Burgundian texture and great concentration. And all we did was pick ripe, healthy, beautiful grapes and de-stem them in a bin. The alcohol is moderate, the acid is juicy and balanced; the tannins are present but soft and the wine offers a great deal of pleasure, bold aromatics and a long delicious finish. All the fruit was hand-picked from the Mudd West Vineyard in Hallockville on the North Fork, de-stemmed, fermented wild/ambiently, crushed by foot and punched down by hand in small one-ton bins. The wine spent 12 months in oak hogsheads and barrels of which one third were new. The wine was bottled by gravity on September 21, 2016. Our 2015 Blaufrankisch Mudd West Vineyard is a great match with grains, game meats, pork and lamb chops, beef roasts, mushrooms, aged cheeses and veal. While irresistible now this wine will be even better with another 6-8 years more bottle aging, so pick up a few to taste along its evolution. 138 cases produced. 6 bottle max per customer.

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2013 Lagrein – Home Farm Vineyard, The Hamptons AVA

Long Island Lagrein...delicious, singular, expressive and downright super-cool! Lagrein is a bit of an off the beaten-track variety for the East End and we were the first winery growing and making wine from this great black grape variety that hails originally from the Alto Adige in Northeast Italy (there is now another block on the North Fork, yay!). Our 2013 version has a deep purple almost opaque color with deep, sexy aromas and flavors of blue and black fruit, like blueberries and black raspberries; along with black pepper and graphite, purple flowers (iris and violets), cocoa, stone, mineral and an alluring exotic resin note. This is seriously distinctive stuff. It is a satisfyingly rich, deep red wine with an uplifting elegance and lightness of being likely due to the juicy acidity and the wines medium body and moderate alcohol. As always, this vintage of Lagrein saw the grapes hand-harvested, de-stemmed, crushed by foot, punched down by hand and fermented ambiently/wild...old-school! This wine then spent one year in older French and Slovenian oak hogsheads and barrels. It stayed in barrel without movement until we racked and bottled the wine on October 29th, 2014. Only 118 cases of this divine Lagrein were bottled so don't sit around if you want to take possession of your allocation! This is tasty now and has greatly benefited from the extra time spent in bottle and it will still drink beautifully for at least a decade more. Pair this dynamic red wine with rich, savory fish dishes like monkfish wrapped with pancetta or swordfish with an olive tapenade or tuna atop seared foie gras as well as stews and braises, grain and rice dishes like farro, spelt, risotto, lentils and our local wheat berries, especially with mushrooms and roasted meats (pork and lamb!!). This would also be fantastic with cured items like speck and lardo either on a charcuterie board or even atop some crispy flatbread or pizza. 6 bottle max per customer.

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