Finger Lakes: Long-Deserved Good Timing with the Outstanding 2012 Vintage

The next time someone brings up the term “vintage variation,” think about this story from the Finger Lakes. In 2011, disease pressure was pernicious and constant throughout the growing season, spurred on by a series of east-coast deluges that seeped into the region. By October, one winemaker compared the vineyards to the opening scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark: just as Indiana Jones was sprinting to avoid the collapse of the cave after grabbing the idol, growers were desperate to pick grapes and get out before the collapse of their vineyards.
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Published: March 21, 2014

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