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Vineyard: Patrician Verona

AppellationFinger Lakes
LocationWestern edge of Cayuga Lake.
VarietiesPinot Noir
ManagersCameron Hosmer

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Heart & Hands Finger Lakes Pinot Noir

12.4% alc., 714 cases, $23. 46% Paul’s Legacy at Hobbit Hollow Farm, 29% Elaine’s Vineyard and 25% Patrician Verona Vineyard. 50% whole cluster. · Light burnished red color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, cranberry, brioche and spice with some stem surfacing over time. Elegant in a light to mid weight style with flavors of cherry, raspberry and cinnamon spice accented with a touch of oak and underbrush. The acid spine is vibrant. This is the lightest of the wines in the 2012 lineup and shows the most oak overlay. Score: 87. Reviewed November 20, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Heart & Hands Patrician Verona Vineyard Finger Lakes Pinot Noir

11.8% alc., 98 cases, pH 3.62, TA 0.66, $32. Vineyard is located on the western side of Cayuga Lake. Yield 3.8 tons per acre. 100% whole cluster. Unfined and unfiltered. · Light burnished red color in the glass. The nose is very appealing with scents of darker cherries, sous-bois and raw beef. A step up in concentration with generous flavors of dark cherry, blueberry and Marionberry accented by brown spices. Elegant and soft in the mouth with polished tannins and complimentary oak. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine was still aromatically pleasing and showed a slight savory herb streak on the palate. Score: 89. Reviewed November 20, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Heart & Hands Finger Lakes Pinot Noir

11.8% alc., pH 3.51, TA 0.66, 628 cases, $21. Sourced from Patrician Verona, Elaine’s and Hobbit Hollow vineyards. Yields 1.9 tons per acre. 50% whole cluster. Aged in 32% new French oak barrels. · Light reddish-salmon color in the glass. Delicate aromas of red cherries, red raspberries, dried herbs and the slightest oak. Very demure and elegant, but offering pleasant flavors of red fruits and some satisfying cherry on the finish. The oak is slightly imposing and there is a subtle canned vegetal note in the background. Score: 85. Reviewed December 18, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Heart & Hands Patrician Verona Vineyard Finger Lakes Pinot Noir

12.7% alc., 24 cases, $30.99, Vino-Lok closure. Vineyard is located on the western side of Cayuga Lake. Vineyard manager is Cameron Hosmer. Yields 2.3 tons per acre. 100% whole cluster. Aged in Francois Frères French oak barrels. Unfiltered. · Light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of darker cherry pie filling, compost, and leather. Tasty array of cherry, raspberry and spice flavors on a light, elegant base. Fresh, juicy and round with some length on the finish. A little mushroom and green garden is noted in the background. Good Reviewed December 8, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Heart & Hands Patrician Verona Vineyard Finger Lakes Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., pH 3.50, TA 0.66, 49 cases, $31. This vineyard is located on the western side of Cayuga Lake. Yield 2.3 tons per acre. 100% whole cluster. Unfined and unfiltered. · Light reddish-salmon color in the glass. Complex and enticing nose offering scents of black cherry, spice, forest floor, deep red rose petal and toast. Very flavorful with a core of fresh cherry fruit accented by red currant and dried herb tastes. Modest in weight with integrated tannins, supportive oak and an appealingly polished demeanor. Score: 90. Reviewed December 18, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Heart & Hands Barrel Reserve Finger Lakes Pinot Noir

12.3% alc., pH 3.78, TA 0.62, 320 cases, $41. 54% Hobbit Hollow, 31% Elaine’s, and 23% Patrician Verona vineyards. Yield 2.0 tons per acre. 100% whole cluster. A barrel selection, aged 18 months in 52% new and 48% used Francois Frères oak barrels. · Light reddish-salmon color in the glass. Strikingly aromatic with hi-tone scents of red berries, red cherries, brown spice, molasses, beet root and spice. Very elegant and charming with a tasteful array of fruits including red cherries, red raspberries and cranberries. Wonderful whole cluster spice and a hint of root beer. Modest in weight with balanced tannins, a bright acid backbone and a wholesome finish of some persistence. Very exotic and interesting. At the end of the day, when I had a dozen opened wines to choose from, many of which were from California, this was the wine I chose to drink before and with dinner. Score: 93. Reviewed December 18, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »