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Lena Reserve 2019

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Inspired by Lena Frank, Konstantin Frank's daughter, a woman of elegance, beauty and depth. This unique wine is made from a total of 6 barrels - 1 barrel each of Amur, Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir.

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 black fruit carries through into a riff of chocolate, earth, and cedar oak spice. Built with firm and grippy tannins, its ready for long aging. Sophisticated, polished and delicious, a Finger Lakes red that is sure to become a classic.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2019
ACID 7.1 g/L
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
PH 3.63
Residual sugar 0.3 g/L
AGING 20 Months Aging. 16% 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 black fruit carries through into a riff of chocolate, earth, and cedar oak spice. Built with firm and grippy tannins, its ready for long aging. Sophisticated, polished 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. Each variety was aged for 8 months individually. The Blaufrankisch was aged in a new Hungarian barrel while the remaining 5 varieties were aged in 2-3 year old French barrels. After 8 months, the barrels were blended together and then aged an additional 12 months in French oak. 150 cases produced.


WINEMAKER NOTES

In 2019, budbreak and flowering started about two weeks later than normal. Temperatures during the summer were moderate, and much cooler than in 2018. August and September were cooler than average. Luckily, the weather in the fall was extremely favorable with extended periods of sunny and dry days followed by cool nights. This offered excellent conditions to fully ripen the grapes well into October.


VARIETY

1 Barrel Each: Amur, Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir.

VINIFICATION

De-stemmed. Several Day Cold Soak.

FERMENTATION

Traditional. 3 Times Daily Manual Punchdowns.

ÉLEVAGE

20 Months Aging. 5 French Oak Barrel and 1 Hungarian Barrel. 16% New.

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