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2021 Crumbling Rock

2021 Crumbling Rock

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Wine Specs
Bordeaux-Style Blend
Frederick County
Harvest Date
September 21 – October 3
18 months in oak barrels, 55% new, 45% used
Bottling Date
Spring 2022
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
2021 was a gratifying year. Bud break came early. We were fortunate not to have been impacted by the frost which affected some of the other East Coast vineyards. Bud break was followed by a warm (but not too warm) summer filled with plenty of sunshine and just a little bit of rain when you would want it (but not when you didn’t) throughout the year, followed by a typical September with plenty of warm (but not too warm) sunshine, cool evenings, and little rainfall. The grapes were very healthy and picking went smoothly. This led to good yields that were just the right size.
Production Notes
1,005 cases produced.
Winemaker Notes
Estate-grown and sustainably grown on our 146 acre farm, our grapes are tended by hand throughout the growing season and are harvested by hand in the fall. Crumbling Rock is one of our preeminent reds, one of several Bordeaux-Style reds. We will use varying portions of our Bordeaux grape varieties (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot) in making our Crumbling Rock. While the blending varies vintage to vintage, we always strive to make Crumbling Rock “feel” the same way: rich, elegant, smooth – a full mouthfeel.