Authors

Markko Vineyard

Publication Date

Winter 1999

Document Type

Newsletter

Keywords

Ohio Wine Hall of Fame, Lake Erie AVA, Conneaut

Disciplines

Tourism and Travel | Viticulture and Oenology

Abstract

Release of the Excelsior Champagne and discussion on how the perfect mix of cool weather for grape harvest and a three year in-the-bottle ripening helps makes this vintage superb.

Four vintages of Riesling released with an overview of the variation of each bottling.

The mineral and earthy distinction of a Lake Erie Chardonnay eloquently described.

Wine Notes

Character of each vintage highlighted.

Chardonnay: Homage (1995), Reflections of Lake Erie (1996) , Reserve (1995), and Traditional (1996)

Cabernet Sauvignon: Traditional (1996 and 1997)

Riesling: Kabinett (1995), Traditional (1996-1998)

Pinot Noir: Reserve (1995), Traditional (1997)

Covered Bridge: Riesling and Chardonnay

Comments

Courtesy of Markko Vineyard.

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