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Standing Stone Vineyards Gewürztraminer Seneca Lake 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Spice and fruit, with a dried tea finish

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Standing Stone Vineyards:
Family owned farm winery, producing Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Vidal Ice, and several bordeaux style red wines. Overlooking historic vineyards, with a delightful tasting room experience. In 1991, we purchased historic vineyards on the east side of Seneca Lake. A long line of venerable vintners spent years researching the quality of these lands. We followed in their footsteps by growing wines in... Read more
Family owned farm winery, producing Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Vidal Ice, and several bordeaux style red wines. Overlooking historic vineyards, with a delightful tasting room experience. In 1991, we purchased historic vineyards on the east side of Seneca Lake. A long line of venerable vintners spent years researching the quality of these lands. We followed in their footsteps by growing wines in the same historic vineyards that served Gold Seal Vineyards so well in the past. History became our best teacher, for conditions on the rolling hillsides above Seneca Lake proved ideal for growing and harvesting premium grapes and subsequently crafting heavenly wines. In just a few short years, our boutique winery began to make history with a prized selection of award-winning wines. Our wines continue to reap honors and critical acclaim on the wine circuit, but we've only just begun to show our potential. We plan to move into the history of the future, with the great vineyards of the world, bringing much deserved recognition to the new world-class wines of the Finger Lakes. From ripe, richly flavored grapes we produce premium wines - each year making slightly more wine which is better than the preceding vintage. Our first crush, in 1993, yielded only 800 cases, which was quickly discovered and sold out in just 12 short weeks. We now produce about 6500 cases, allowing us to bring wine to you in more locations. We always encourage you to visit the winery, drink in the view, and enjoy the current vintage. Tour our 30 plus acres of vineyards, expanding to 40 acres over the next few years. Learn how we carefully nurture the fruit of the vine through the fall and winter, and into summer, in a way that allows the best features of that fruit to show through in the finished wine. The wines are made and sold in renovated barns. The white wines are made in stainless steel tanks, allowing temperature control of fermentation and cellaring, and the red wines and Chardonnay are made in oak barrels - primarily American Oak. We spend many hours tasting the wines, both to follow their progress, and to assess the blends. We believe that the hands-on, vineyard based approach to our wines results in a superior wine finished in the bottle. You can tour our facility, often including a visit with someone from the winemaking team, and often including samples of the current vintage from barrels or tanks. Read less

External Reviews for Standing Stone Vineyards Gewürztraminer Seneca Lake

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Classic Gewürztraminer flavors of rose and litchi combine with a rich texture and a balanced structure for an appealing presentation. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Shows good varietal notes of litchi and pink grapefruit. Medium-weight, with a pleasant bitter almond note lingering on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A good, firm Gewurz with appealing grapefruit and spice flavors. Well structured, with a nice raciness and a long, clean finish. Well done.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A classic dry spicy wine that is full bodied and complex with lychee and honeysuckle aromas and flavors. Enjoy this wine with oriental food, Thai fish, chicken, venison stew or pork roast.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Pretty spice and litchi aroma, with good weight to the juicy pink grapefruit, litchi and spice flavors. Lingering bitter almond note adds interest. Very tasty. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A long time victim of mispronunciation; this Finger Lakes gewürztraminer exhibits ideal Alsatian characteristics and flavors, which stylishly rage about the palate. Standing Stone's dry style displays a heady perfume of lychee nut, apricot, white flowers and warm spice. Indulgent flavors of nutty spice, lychee flesh and a blend of succulent fruit, gives this wine impressive weight and balance. It is so full of flavor you will wonder how Standing Stone ever got it into the bottle.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
08/01/2012

Forward, with rose water, watermelon rind and pear skin notes that pick up a hint of bitter grapefruit on the finish. Drink now.


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Spice and fruit, with a dried tea finish

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