Still rocking at almost 2 decades. A uniquely Spanish blend harkens to the Rhône. Nice fruit balance. — 6 months ago
Great pink lambrusco, a bit sweet and very easy to drink — 4 years ago
Diciembre 2, 2015 Lorenzo, forte di Marti, Italia: solo NOS — 5 years ago
What do you mean Marti? — 7 years ago
Finger. Lakes. Saperavi.
If this ain’t American winemaking in the 21st century we don’t know what is! 🇺🇸🍷🇬🇪🍇
At least, that’s what we were thinking before reading up on Standing Stone and founders Marti & Tom Macinski. They actually first planted this fascinating Georgian grape here in ***1994*** (just 3 years after Georgia left the USSR, for those keeping score at home) intended for blending.
Increasingly impressed by the quality of the grapes, they offered their first varietal Saperavi in 2010 - as “The Dark Red”, since the grape name was as yet unrecognized by the federal government. Once it was, they became the first American winery to release a wine labeled Saperavi.
Fine tuned to the cold, high mountains of Kakheti in eastern Georgia, it makes sense why it would thrive in the Finger Lakes! The name Saperavi literally means “ink”, a sensible name for a grape with pitch-dark skin AND flesh! 🖤
Marti and Tom sold the winery and retired in 2017. But their enduring legacy may just be budding. We’ve heard of Saperavi planting projects underway in New York, Virginia, and Oregon.
Saperavi’s runaway affinity for the Finger Lakes may have been a bit of a happy accident, but the Macinskis deserve every bit of credit for thinking outside the box, putting it in motion, and bringing it to fruition! 🙌🙌🙌 — a year ago
Bo per acompanyar aquest sopar — 5 years ago
Nice balance. Fresh and dry — 6 years ago
Quince, lime zest, fresh herbal aromas on this high acid pleaser that's got a thicker, voluptuous mouthfeel. My first foray into the world of Empordà Spanish whites. A blend of 5 grapes will brighten your palate! — 4 years ago
Ens va acompanyar en un sopar d'ex-membres d'una junta directiva. Bo no, boníssin — 4 years ago
Magnum 2011. Garnatxa i Samsó de color violeta fosc de llàgrima persistent i amb potents aromes de fruits de bosc .tànic i amb final persistent de torrat i tabac. Sempre excepcional. Xuletó a La Quadra. — 5 years ago