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Standing Stone Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Finger Lakes Pinnacle 2007

External Review by We Speak Wine:

A classic bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. More Cabernet Franc in this 2004 vintage shows off earthy and peppery flavors. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **

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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 Red Bordeaux Blend Finger Lakes Pinnacle

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Snooth User: jinja123
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2.00 5
02/08/2015

Two glasses


Snooth User: LENNDEVOURS
28312133
0.00 5
Vintage: 2003 12/10/2008

Moderate nose is mostly black cherry with some under-ripe 'green' notes as well. On the palate, medium-light body offers cherry, chocolate and red delicious apple flavors with soft, light tannins and light acidity. Overall, it's not complex but I'm glad they didn't overdo the oak -- the fruit flavors are pleasant, if a little underripe.


External Reviews for Standing Stone Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Finger Lakes Pinnacle

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/03/2013

A classic bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. More Cabernet Franc in this 2004 vintage shows off earthy and peppery flavors. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This refreshingly dense, Bordeaux-style Cabernet blend from the Finger Lakes gives California a run for its money. Red and black berry fruits run against a tobacco edge in this toasty red. Notes of cedar, dried herbs and chewy tannin give it staying power as well as a full, rich flavor. Enjoy alongside steak or a rich brie.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A Bordeaux-style blend that has consistently been one of the best red wines in all of New York. Delicious cherry-berry fruit with soft, woody notes. This wine would be a great accompaniment to red meats or your favorite Italian dish. It possesses a delicate tannic structure, making very drinkable now and yet allowing the wine to age for a few years.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

Standing Stone Vineyards Pinnacle 750ML


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Good berry fruit and bramble notes, with moderate toast, and a tobacco edge to the lingering finish. Nicely done. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Medium-bodied, with red and black berry fruit, hints of cedar, herbs and tobacco, and slightly chewy tannins on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Beautiful, deep red in color with a rich, fruity aroma and intense cherry and red currant flavors that hint of cocoa in the finish.



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