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Flowers Vineyard Perennial 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Fruit was rigorously hand sorted and fully de-stemmed with no crushing. Moderate cold soaks (4-5 days), warm fermentations (85-90° F), and minimal punchdowns (twice a day or less) were done this year in order to wet the caps of the fermentation and introduce air. Total skin contact ranged from 13-16 days with all fermentations being carefully basket pressed and put to barrel on light fermentation lees for ML. Racking was minimal with only one assemblage being done in the spring to allow the blend to "marry" in barrel for a few months before bottling.

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Perennial Vineyards:
Purchased in 1999, Perennial Vineyard's home is part of a 1860's dairy. Located in the rolling hills of Ohio's Amish country near Brewster, Perennial Vineyards became a part of Ohio's growing wine industry. Once the dairy was purchased, Kim and Damon Leeman went to work renovating the barn, converting it into the main production facility and winery Tasting Room. The Cellar Room was built along ... Read more
Purchased in 1999, Perennial Vineyard's home is part of a 1860's dairy. Located in the rolling hills of Ohio's Amish country near Brewster, Perennial Vineyards became a part of Ohio's growing wine industry. Once the dairy was purchased, Kim and Damon Leeman went to work renovating the barn, converting it into the main production facility and winery Tasting Room. The Cellar Room was built along with an outdoor patio area adjacent to the tasting room. During this time, 15 acres of grape vines were planted both at the farm and at another facility approximately 1 mile away. Perennial Vineyards opened their doors in 2002 and quickly became a favorite for wine lovers. Along with their award-winning wines, the Leemans created a small menu of gourmet pizzas and appetizers. Shortly after opening the winery, the wine began to get notoriety by winning awards. Eclipse has won a medal in every contest it has entered. Vino Rose, a wine similar to white zinfandel, is one of the most popular on the winery's wine list. By 2008 the winery had grown significantly, most obvious is the change to the rooms. The Cellar Room was closed to allow the expansion of the production of wine. A new Straw bale Stucco Groto has been openned adjacent to the tasting room and two new patios were created. The wine can now be purchased at several restaurants and wine outlets in the area. During 2009, the Leemans continued growing based on the popularity of their wines. A new building was added to the barn for more production space and wine storage. The Vineyard Pavilion was expanded. Soon additional acreage will be developed into vineyards to expand Perennial Vineyards' wine making capabilities. Vidal blanc & chambourcin are the major plantings in the vineyard. Cabernet franc & Chardonnay are also being grown. Read less

Member Reviews for Flowers Vineyard Perennial

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Snooth User: J DuPuy
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2.50 5
11/16/2010

While slightly thin, this is a non-offensive fruity mix of soft tannins and citrus. The first taste is almost like a watery grape juice, but as it develops in your mouth you can find the depth and subtle flavors of cherry and raspberry. Eat with chicken or salmon and allow it to breath a little before drinking.



Tasting Notes:

Fruit aromas such as plums, strawberry, blackberry, and raspberry are at the core of this wine. Jamminess with hints of coffee, mineral and chocolate contribute to a wonderful Perennial aroma. Mouth filling flavors of cranberries and cherry, a smooth texture, followed by a well-balanced tannin and acidity profile. Delicious upon release.

Fruit was rigorously hand sorted and fully de-stemmed with no crushing. Moderate cold soaks (4-5 days), warm fermentations (85-90° F), and minimal punchdowns (twice a day or less) were done this year in order to wet the caps of the fermentation and introduce air. Total skin contact ranged from 13-16 days with all fermentations being carefully basket pressed and put to barrel on light fermentation lees for ML. Racking was minimal with only one assemblage being done in the spring to allow the blend to "marry" in barrel for a few months before bottling.

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Notes: 100% French oak; 33% new. Time in barrel = 11 months

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.8% pH: 3.54
Total Acidity: 0.592 grams per liter

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