After much hard work and dedication plus a considerable amount of faith by Rob Sands, we finally bottled the new 240 Days Riesling and Dry Rose last week. I’m so excited about these two wines since, I believe, they join many of the other top examples of fine wine being made in the region. It is my hope that they will continue to help the amazing momentum that can be felt by all the winemakers in the area. It’s an exciting time to be in the Finger Lakes and I hope these small volumes will continue to grow, looking towards the future of the region.
The Riesling is off-dry with bright acid and a juicy, fragent fruit nose with rounded structure from 10% neutral barrel fermentation. The long finish is accented by the fresh, zesty acid and generous palate weight.
The Rose is a blend of Cabernet Franc (95%) and part of the barrel fermented Riesling mentioned above (5%). It is dry with rich berry fruits on the nose and a lightly structured palate brining depth and complexity to the finish.
I hope you all get a chance to find them in the future. This was a small bottling with the Riesling topping out at 308 cases and the Rose at a mere 70 cases.