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Standing Stone Vineyards Pinot Noir 2009

Member Review by CageyT:

A solid Finger Lakes Pinot Noir, leather and oak.

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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

Member Reviews for Standing Stone Vineyards Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: CageyT
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/13/2013

A solid Finger Lakes Pinot Noir, leather and oak.


Snooth User: GreenIdeLady
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/04/2010

Five glasses


External Reviews for Standing Stone Vineyards Pinot Noir

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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2007 10/24/2011

A dark rich cherry nose leads to round, earthy flavors. This Pinot is complex and dark; berry flavors are undercurrents while full, well-structured character dominates the mid-palate. The finish lingers with black cherry and leather. This wine promises to age extremely well. - Winery


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2007 11/25/2009

Standing Stone Vineyards Pinot Noir 750ML


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Vintage: 2005 02/14/2013

Ample flavors of black cherry and blackberry with secondary notes of leather and vanilla coat the palate. This varietal always seems to excel at Standing Stone and this vintage was surely kind to this fickle grape.


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Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

Intense cherry aromas and flavors balanced by an earthy character. Has a rich, velvety mouthfeel, a well-structured midpalate and a long, lingering finish.


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Vintage: 2005 09/27/2011

Slightly edgy, with spice, sassafras and briar notes framing the light-bodied red cherry and pomegranate fruit, followed by a lightly firm finish. Drink now.


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Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

Intense aromas and flavors of pulpy black plums and bright red cherries are supplemented by light toasty oak and a mild spice. The velvety mouthfeel will make you believe you are drinking a more expensive Pinot Noir from California. Enjoy with lamb stew.


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Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

Ample flavors of black cherry and blackberry, with secondary notes of leather and vanilla, coat the palate. This varietal always seems to excel at Standing Stone and this vintage was surely kind to this fickle grape.


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