2012 Luckystone Red

Gold Medal

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Silver Medal

East Meets West Competition 2014

Dry. An Estate blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay Noir, and Syrah. A table wine for any occasion.

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Vintage:2012
Wine Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Red Blend
Varietal Composition:
49%Cabernet Franc
30%Merlot
12%Cabernet Sauvignon
7%Gamay Noir
2%Syrah
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:10/01/2012
Acid:5.1 g/L
pH:3.57
Bottling Date:07/31/2013
Residual Sugar:.4%
Alcohol %:13.3%

Tasting Notes

Purple-red in hue with a nose of berries and faint spice. Ripe red cherries dominate the palate with a touch of cranberry, toast, and herbal notes.

Winemaker Notes

Two lots of Cabernet Franc fruit were harvested on 10/26/12 and 11/09/12 with a chemistry of 23 Brix. The fruit was separately crushed and destemmed, and all lots fermented for 10 days.

The Merlot was harvested on 9/26/12 with a chemistry of 22 Brix. It was fermented on the skins for 8 days, after which it was pressed into 5 older French oak barrels.

The Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested on 10/16/12 with a chemistry of 22 Brix, pressed after 11 days of fermentation, and aged in 1 2nd-use French oak barrel.

The Gamay Noir and Syrah were harvested together on 9/29/12 with a harvest chemistry of 22.2 Brix. The fruit was crushed, destemmed, and fermented for 7 days before being pressed to a 6th-use French oak barrel.

The final Luckystone Red was blended in late June of 2013.

Food Pairing

Hor d'oeuvres ranging from grilled vegetable bruschetta to chicken wings with a sweet cherry barbeque glaze will highlight the fruit forward side of the wine, while entrees featuring charred beef or roast pork with balsamic glaze encourage the earthy notes to shine.

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