Forge Cellars Seneca Lake Pinot Noir Classique 2018

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Only from fruit harvested on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake. The soil here consists of slate, gravelly loam and clay with limestone. 2018 was a fresher year (see below), but nevertheless this Pinot Noir is a particularly aromatic, fine wine with an alcohol content of barely 12%!

Louis Barruol: “The 2018 vintage was challenging in the lakes, but I deeply enjoyed it. After 28 vintages in the Rhône (and eight vintages on Seneca Lake), the wines that I am the proudest of are the wines from the challenging Rhône vintages: 1993, 1996, 1997, 2008, and 2014. All of them show unexpected quality, drinkability, and freshness. They demonstrate how precise and hard work can potentialize a vintage. The best way to understand this reality is to taste our 2018 Pinot Noir offerings. Everyone knows how unforgiving Pinot Noir is, particularly in the Finger Lakes. Yet, when treated with precision, hard work, discipline, and love, it is a very rewarding grape.”

Opnieuw werd deze Riesling vermeld in WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 2020 als hoogst genoteerde Riesling!!!

Wine Spectator: “Distinct, with mustard flower, yellow apple, quince and jasmine notes mixed together, carried on a slightly rounded, waxy frame and ending with a flash of quinine.” 91/100

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