• Chardonnay 2011

    Chardonnay 2012

    Other than Riesling, Chardonnay is the only grape to be grown in all three of our vineyard locations. Each site has its hallmarks that come together to form a well rounded, refreshing wine with crisp minerality. Oak aging and stainless steel fermentation helps to keep this Chardonnay light and approachable. A clean nose of orange and peach leads into an invigorating palate with a fresh finish.

    Food Pairing: Chicken, Pasta, Seafood


    Grape: 100% Chardonnay (Estate grown and bottled)
    Harvest: September 15 - 20, 2012
    Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
  • Cuvee Brut 2006

    Cuvée Brut 2011

    89 points "Best Buy" - Wine & Spirits Magazine
    Wine & Spirits Magazine

    This classic brut style sparkling wine is composed of even parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Approachable yet very complex and elegant. The palate’s initial impression is of red fruits which then turns into crisp citrus and honey notes. The finish is crisp and clean.

    An early harvest date guaranteed the exceptional flavors and structure found in this refreshingly crisp classic sparkler. Specially selected Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes blend beautifully together to create the base wine for this Cuvee Brut. Using the traditional method, each bottle was hand riddled, aged on the lees for 2 years  resulting in a luxurious sparkling wine with depth and character. This labor intensive process ensures a rich and complex palate with delicate bubbles.

    Food pairing: Appetizers, Cheese, Desserts

    Grape: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
    Harvest: Sept 12-20, 2011
    Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
    Residual Sugar: 0.4%
    Disgorged Date: March 2014
  • SLH-Char08

    Select Late Harvest Chardonnay 2009 (Out of Stock)

    The grapes for this low-yield Select Late Harvest Chardonnay were hand picked from a single block of our Magdalena Vineyard. This complex, heady dessert wine fills the senses with orange blossom, honey and apricots that linger on the palate.

    Typically, Chardonnay grapes are the first to be harvested in each vintage. Those grapes destined for the Select Late Harvest Chardonnay are allowed to hang on the vine for an additional 4-6 weeks. This long, slow ripening process, coupled with careful clonal selection, gives this Chardonnay rich, succulent flavors and robust sweetness.

    Food Pairing: Cream-based Desserts, Cheesecake

    Grape: 100% Chardonnay (Estate grown and bottled)
    Harvest: November 1 - 5, 2009
    Alcohol by Volume: 10.00%
    Sugar at Harvest: 33.97%
    Residual Sugar: 12.7 %
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    Frost Cuvée 2011

    With each vintage, grapes present different flavors and intensities. As a result, Frost Cuvée is specially crafted each year to best reflect the outcome of the growing season. A differing blend of Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gruner Veltliner creates a smooth and approachable off-dry blend. There are bright fruit and floral notes up front while light pear and a touch of spice grace the palate. Refreshing, yet complex, Frost Cuvée is a perfect wine for any occasion, from Thanksgiving dinner to summer sunsets, and everything in between.

    Food pairing: Full spice dishes, Asian and Mexican cuisine, BBQ

    Appellation: Seneca Lake AVA, Finger Lakes

    Varietal Composition: Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner
    Alcohol by Volume: 11.5%
    Residual Sugar: 1.2%