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Lena Reserve 2017

Inspired by Lena Frank, Konstantin Frank's daughter, a woman of elegance, beauty and depth. 6 different grape varieties, one barrel each, blended from our best barrels and aged 20 months in 50% new French oak.

Like Lena, the wine tells a story of how exceptional vineyards, passion and family can coincide to produce a wine of brilliance. Diverse characters bring ample complexity to the party, each barrel offering bounteous flavors. The power of the fruit carries through into a riff of tobacco, earth, and cedar oak spice. Built with firm and grippy tannins, its ready for long aging. Sophisticated, confident and delicious, a Finger Lakes red that is sure to become a classic.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2017
ACID 7.2 g/L
Varietal Chardonnay
PH 3.59
Residual sugar 1.0 g/L
AGING 20 Months Aging. 50% New French Oak.
Alcohol % 13

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TASTING NOTES

Like Lena, the wine tells a story of how exceptional vineyards, passion and family can coincide to produce a wine of brilliance. Diverse characters bring ample complexity to the party, each barrel offering bounteous flavors. The power of the fruit carries through into a riff of tobacco, earth, and cedar oak spice. Built with firm and grippy tannins, its ready for long aging. Sophisticated, confident and delicious, a Finger Lakes red that is sure to become a classic.


VINEYARD NOTES

The blend for Lena Reserve is chosen by our winemaking team. The blend includes our best tasting barrels from our highest quality cooperage with a higher portion of new oak.


WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2017 vintage was a study on how much weather conditions can vary from year to year. The 2016 growing year was very hot and dry with very little precipitation. Winter before the 2017 growing season was cold but our vines survived without any damage. The 2017 growing season was cooler with ample precipitation all year long with plenty of sunshine. That made for a vintage with good production and plenty of time to develop complexity.


VARIETY

1 Barrel Each: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Blaufrankisch, Pinot Noir, Saperavi.

VINEYARD

A blend of Seneca and Keuka vineyards.

VINIFICATION

De-stemmed. Several Day Cold Soak.

VESSEL

Open-Top Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.

FERMENTATION

Traditional. 3 Times Daily Manual Punchdowns.

ÉLEVAGE

20 Months Aging. 50% New French Oak.

ACCOLADES

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