Boundary Breaks No.198 Reserve Riesling 2011 Front Label
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Boundary Breaks No.198 Reserve Riesling 2011

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750ML / 8.9% ABV
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Clone #198 could become the most celebrated Riesling clone in the Finger Lakes. We harvest the fruit for the Reserve Riesling late in the season, when it reaches a maximum level of ripeness We extend the fermentation process over an extended period of time to produce a rich, round Riesling in the German style. The finished wine typically possesses a higher level of residual sugar which makes it possible to age this wine for more than ten years.

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Another winner amidst Boundary Break’s exciting new lineup of wines, the No. 198 Reserve is exuberantly spicy and floral, with a beautifully concentrated palate full of ripe peach and tangerine flavors. Brisk and bright with citrus acidity, it finishes elegantly, with hints of jasmine tea and honey.
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Boundary Breaks is a vineyard located on the east side of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes AVA of New York. In 2007, owner Bruce Murray purchased a 120-acre farm that had been in the same family since 1850. Murray’s goal was to develop a vineyard that could yield Finger Lakes Rieslings that were comparable to some of the great Rieslings of Germany and Alsace.

The vineyard site is exceptional. There are 70 acres of open farmland that had previously been planted to row crops like corn and soybeans. The soils are characterized as “Cazenovia Silt Loam” which is tested at an optimal pH typical of calcareous soils. These soils are considered ideal for producing complex aromatic white wines.

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Increasingly garnering widespread and well-deserved attention, New York ranks third in wine production in the United States (after California and Washington). Divided into six AVAs—the Finger Lakes, Lake Erie, Hudson River, Long Island, Champlain Valley of New York and the Niagara Escarpment, which crosses over into Michigan as well as Ontario, Canada—the state experiences varied climates, but in general summers are warm and humid while winters are very cold and can carry the risk of frost well into the growing season.

The Finger Lakes region has long been responsible for some of the country’s finest Riesling, and is gaining traction with elegant, light-bodied Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. Experimentation with cold-hardy European varieties is common, and recent years have seen the successful planting of grapes like Grüner Veltliner and Saperavi (from the Eastern European country of Georgia). Long Island, on the other hand, has a more maritime climate influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, and shares some viticultural characteristics with Bordeaux. Accordingly, the best wines here are made from Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Niagara Escarpment is responsible for excellent ice wines, usually made from the hybrid variety, Vidal.

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SPRBBRNRE11C_2011 Item# 142315

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