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 2012 version is comprised of 100% Blaufrankisch. The 2012 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, a resiny savory spice and smoked meat. 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 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 12 months in two older Slovenian oak puncheons. The wine was bottled by gravity without fining or filtration on September 5, 2013. Our 2012 Blaufrankisch Mudd West is a great match with wild game, venison, pork roasts, lamb burgers, beef stew, mushrooms, hoisin and would be delicious with pappardelle and wild boar ragu or any salted, cured porcine product! 99 cases produced. 6 bottle max per customer.