Concentrated aromas and flavors of dried currant, black cherry and boysenberry jam laced with hints of prosciutto and dried mushrooms. Luxurious mouthfeel, nice tannin weight mid-palate followed by a soft bubbly finish.
Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, Red Tail Ridge Winery is owned and operated by Mike Schnelle and winemaker
Nancy Irelan, a husband and wife team who came to Seneca Lake from California, where Mike worked in the financial services
business and Nancy was an executive in charge of viticulture and oenology R&D at a large winery. They developed their
vineyard from scratch, are farming in a sustainable manner and were the first LEED certified winery in New York. The focus of
their production is Riesling, but they've also planted several clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as small
experimental plots of Teroldego and Dornfelder. They plan to remain a limited production winery crafting premium dry wines
that faithfully reflect their origins. The winery attracted attention for its early releases with some very positive press and several
Gold and Silver medals in competitions on the East and West coasts. Wine Business Monthly named Red Tail Ridge one of its
Hot Small Brands of 2008.
|Wine maker notes
50% barrel aged
Tirage production on February 16, 2008
49 cases disgorged August 12, 2010
|Total Acidity: 6.5 g/l 12.0% abv pH:3.41 Residual Sugar:27.0 g/l Harvest Date: 10/20/2008