Navone Vineyard delivers stunning balance and clarity. There is a lot of freshness without excessive acidity. It reflects how the colder places in southeast Seneca can still go to a great level of physiological ripening.
Eastern side Seneca Lake - Hector
Soils: gravelly silt loam over shale
Hand-harvested, sorted, and whole cluster pressed
Fermented with indigenous yeasts in barrel
Alcohol: 12% by vol.
Production: 125 cases
The Finger Lakes - FLX as the cool kids call it - is set to come on strong and is a wine region to watch. With a combination of now older vines, more experienced winemakers, more investment, and even global warming to an extent, the wines from here have never been better.
Forge is a small, artisanal producer focusing entirely on Dry Riesling and Pinot Noir. Forge are 3 partners: French Winemaker-Grower, Louis Barruol of Château de Saint Cosme in Gigondas and American partners Richard Rainey, and Justin Boyette