2016 Luckystone Red

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Tasting Notes

A fruit foward nose of plum, blueberry, and blackberry is accentuated by soft smoe and birch beer aromas. Baking spices, cocoa nibs, and black pepper round out the palate.

Production Notes

The Non-Vintage Luckystone Red is a blend of red wines from various producers in New York State. The varietal and producer breakdown is as follows: 38% Lemberger (Zugibe Vineyards, Finger Lakes), 19% Merlot (16% Martha Clara Vineyards, Long Island, 3% Sheldrake Point Winery), 18% Syrah (Martha Clara), 14% Cabernet Sauvignon (9% Martha Clara, 5% Sheldrake Point), 6% Cabernet Franc (Martha Clara), 3% Gamay Noir (Sheldrake Point) and 2% Petit Verdot (Martha Clara).  It is 90% from the 2015 vintage and 10% 2016.

The Luckystone was blended in May of 2017. Cold stabilization was not required. It was filtered during two days of bottling on 05/25/17, with bottling chemistry of 12.3% alc., 6.5 g/l TA, 42 ppm SO2, and a pH of 3.60.  480.8 cases were produced.

Technical Data

Appellation: New York

Varietal Composition: 38% Lemberger, 19% Merlot, 18% Syrah, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Gamay Noir, 2% Petit Verdot

Alcohol: 12.3%

Acid: 6.5 g/L

pH: 3.46

Bottling Date: May 25, 2017

Cases Produced: 480

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2016 Luckystone Red