True to the 2018 vintage, the latest blend of MC² is a juicy
wine with aromas of blackberries and warmed blueberries
that push notes of plum to the front and center of the palate.
The suggestion of red currant and bay leaf play on the finish
with a hint of fresh tobacco on the tip of the tongue. Pair
this with Mediterranean fish dishes prepared with olives,
mushrooms and herbs, pasta dishes, or crepes filled with
ricotta cheese and fruit compote.

Growing Conditions

Simply put, 2018 was a challenge. The year started out just
fine. Winter was relatively mild by Finger Lakes standards.
Though we didn’t get much of a spring, what little we
experienced was relatively average. By July, however, it was
beginning to look like we might have a repeat of 2016-- we
hadn’t seen any rain since mid-spring. We needn’t have
worried—by the end of July it started raining and never
stopped. It felt like we didn’t see the sun again for the rest of
the year! So yes, the year was challenging. Faced with such
intense humidity and not a lot of intense sunlight during
harvest we were again reminded why our philosophy of hand
harvesting all of our fruit is so important. This year hand
harvesting allowed us to cull and drop any questionable fruit
right there on the ground leaving us confident that we were
starting with only the healthiest and most robust grapes we
grew and that we were creating the best wines possible – just
a little less of it


Bottling Date: 8/21/2019


Aged for 9 months in 20% 2-3 yr old French oak & balance
of neutral French & American oak barrels