Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Field Cuvée 2011, Seneca Lakes, New York
Tasting Note: A playful field blend and mix of bright red fruit.
Medium-intensity ruby in color and garnet at the edges, this wine has a nose of black-and-red plum, strawberry, red cherry, raspberry compote with hints of white blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied field blend delivers a combination of red fruit flavors as suggested on the nose.
The wine is soft in texture with playful fruit and a ripe medium-minus tannin structure.
The wine is largely straightforward with age affording some notes of concentration.
Drink now, not suitable for aging.
Bottle Note: A new twist on a traditional field blend, this medium-bodied red wine is a unique combination of cabernet franc, pinot noir, lemberger, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. The Field Cuvée begins to take shape in the vineyard with small blocks of certain varietals, while the character of the vintage is accentuated through additional blending in the winery. The result is an easy-drinking red with balance and dark fruit and round tannins.
Tasting Date: March 16, 2018