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Heron Hill Winery Eclipse 2007

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

A traditional Bordeaux-style blend that is supple and smooth, with ripe plum, black cherry and sweet tobacco flavors.

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Region: USA » New York » Finger Lakes

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Heron Hill Winery:
Heron Hill Winery, world-class wine, ambiance and experience. Heron Hill Winery is nestled into a hill overlooking scenic Keuka Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region. For over 35 years the winery has set the highest standards for wine quality, customer satisfaction and tasting room experience. Since its first vintage in 1977, Heron Hill has steadily grown from a small 5,000 case winery... Read more
Heron Hill Winery, world-class wine, ambiance and experience. Heron Hill Winery is nestled into a hill overlooking scenic Keuka Lake in New York’s Finger Lakes region. For over 35 years the winery has set the highest standards for wine quality, customer satisfaction and tasting room experience. Since its first vintage in 1977, Heron Hill has steadily grown from a small 5,000 case winery that only made white wines into a dynamic 20,000 case production facility and entertainment destination for more than 50,000 people every year. Heron Hill’s grape grower and owner, John Ingle often says that Heron Hill has “boot prints in its vineyards, not tire tracks.” People maintain the vines at Heron Hill, not machines. This personal approach and commitment to quality is evident throughout every aspect of making, serving, and selling Heron Hill’s wines. These guiding principles have remained constant through the years – from hand-maintaining the vineyards to hand-harvesting grapes to offering educational and enjoyable tastings and hosting events that combine food, wine, and entertainment. Today, Heron Hill offers nearly 20 wine varieties; crisp and light Rieslings, aromatic dry Chardonnays, the winery’s legendary Eclipse series, spicy, exotic Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Francs, and our winemaker’s specially crafted dessert wines. During the past nearly 35 years, Heron Hill has won many awards for its distinctive, elegant wines and continues to be at the forefront of Finger Lakes winemaking. In 2006, Heron Hill opened a satellite tasting room and gift shop on the West side of Seneca Lake.  Read less

External Reviews for Heron Hill Winery Eclipse

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/14/2011

A traditional Bordeaux-style blend that is supple and smooth, with ripe plum, black cherry and sweet tobacco flavors.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/14/2011

A traditional Bordeaux-style blend that's smooth and supple, with ripe plum, black cherry and berry flavors.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/14/2011

Made in the style of a Right Bank Bordeaux, this blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon is medium bodied, with deep black currant and berry elements overlaid with anise, black pepper and cedar notes.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/14/2011

This Merlot-centric red is at the forefront of ripe, rich, and polished dinner wines from New York. It has great violet aromatics and blackberry and cherry flavors, all holding together very well through an elegant finish. It will enhance most any hearty entrée.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/14/2011

New York reds are overcoming their reputation for being too young or too sweet. Eclipse is made with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from the North Fork of Long Island, blended and bottled at Heron Hill. A medium-bodied wine with delicate tannins and blackberry, cherry and cranberry flavors.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/14/2011

There is a general belief that New York red wines have a bad reputation for being too young or too sweet. Things are changing, and New York reds are improving with time. This award winning winery is a fine example. Eclipse is a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The grapes come from the North Fork of Long Island, and are then blended and bottled at Heron Hill. A medium-bodied wine with delicate tannins and blackberry, cherry, and cranberry flavors, this wine can stand up to other reds from California and France in its category. And because its a New York red, it is high in resveratrol. A must try.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/14/2011

Warm and fragrant, this red blend is a jazzy mouthful of straight-on blackberry flavor with a hint of spice around the edges.


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