Standing Stone Rocks The Harvest

     Next up in my series documenting the 2015 harvest is Standing Stone Vineyards in Hector, N.Y.. Owner/winemaker Marti Macinski echoed the sentiment of vintners throughout the East that the 2015 harvest was extremely good. The Georgian (Russia) event that Marti makes reference to in her e-mail was an event held in Washington D.C. and N.Y.C. earlier this fall. The comparative tastings she mentioned would involve her excellent Saperavi and others from U.S. and forgien producers. Saperavi lovers may want to attend the Barrel Bonanza, Saperavi Vertical Tasting at Standing Stone on Sunday November 15th, 2015. This will be a rare opportunity for Saperavi aficionados to taste for themselves how Saperavi evolves as it matures. The following is an excerpt from an e-mail in which Marti briefly describes the 2015 harvest at Standing Stone.

“This year’s harvest was good, but as always, very intense. Saperavi was a big star in terms of vineyard performance. The fruit was beautiful and wines are shaping up nicely. Mike Barlett, who works for us in the tasting room and some helping in winemaking, went to the Georgian tasting in D.C.. I could not spare the time to get away, but I think we made some contacts and may have some comparative tastings in the future.

Overall quality was excellent some varieties were a bit light on quantity (Gewurz and Merlot, totally excepted after 2 rough winters, but we fared better than most). Cab Sauv and Petit Verdot brought up the tail end in great shape, with lovely flavors, robust color and almost picture perfect numbers in term of winemaking.”

Thanks to Marti Macinsk for keeping us up to date on the happenings at her winery. The photo below show just how deep the color of Saperavi juice really is, unbelievable!

Basket Pressed Saperavi @ Standing Stone Winery Hector, NY

Basket Pressed Saperavi @ Standing Stone Winery Hector, NY

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6 Responses to Standing Stone Rocks The Harvest

  1. talkavino says:

    Will you be attending tasting at Standing Stone Rich? Would be very interesting to hear your impressions.

  2. SAHMmelier says:

    Looking forward to trying those wines. We were on our way there but it was closed. We stopped at Hector Wine Company instead and loved that too.

    • Let me know when your in the FLX and I will give you a few other must visit wineries to try. I would like to hear your opinion about them.

      • SAHMmelier says:

        I’ve tried several through virtual tastings and did a Sheldrake Point tasting with the winemaker that was fantastic. Would love your suggestions.

      • I haven’t been to Sheldrake Point. Thanks for the tip, I’ll stop there next time I’m in the FLX. I recommend stopping at Hermann J. Wiemer in Dundee on Seneca Lake for their Riesling and Dr. Konstantin Frank in Hammondsport on Keuka Lake. When going to Dr. Frank’s you must stop at Heron Hill Winery if for nothing else but the spectacular view from their tasting room. McGregor Winery and Ravines, also on Keuka Lake, have been highly recommend to me. Please let me know your opinions about these wineries and others you may visit.

      • SAHMmelier says:

        I’ve tried and enjoyed Riesling from all of them. Hope to visit again soon!

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