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2017 Saudade

Model number: W-SD17
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Saudade.jpg2017 Saudade
PA - Lake Erie
Size: 750ml - Bottle

Can ship to addresses within PA, OH, NY, TX CA, FL, VA, IL and 32 other states

NEW!  50th Anniversary Series

Saudade (So-dah-jay) is a lovely Brazilian word that means a fond and nostalgic longing for people and things that are absent or gone.  In this our 50th anniversary year, we have created an exquisite and masterful blend of our best varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot – selected from three of our best local vineyards.   We’ve named this exceptional wine Saudade in honor and fond remembrance of our founder, Doug Moorhead, father of the Pennsylvania wine industry, and of the heady days 50 years ago when it all began for us.  Saudade shows just how far we and our grower partners have come.

This old world Bordeaux style wine is the synthesis of 5 decades of tending vines and making wines in the Lake Erie AVA.  It is round and exceptionally well-balanced with firm tannins and a multi-layered flavor profile including notes of blackberry, black currant, anise/fennel, tobacco leaf, olive, and subtle vanilla, with medium-full body and a velvety mouth feel with a luscious oak-fruit balance.  The color is a lovely deep garnet.

Enjoy with grilled and roasted beef and lamb with garlic and rosemary, veal and venison, steak pies and hearty stews.  Also pairs nicely with mushrooms, haricot verts, bacon and eggs, and hard aged cheeses.


Taste & Character
Acidity: Low
Tannins: Medium High
Oak: Medium
Recommended Bottle Longevity: Long (Greater than 5 years)
Body: Medium Full


Total Cases: 196 (188 750mL; 8 1.5L magnums)
Harvest Dates: October 2017
Vineyard: Moorhead Farms, Inc, Szklenski Bros., Rassie Farm
Bottling Date: May 2019
Release Date: June 2019
Average Degree Brix at Harvest: 21
Titratable Acidity: 7.5 g/L
pH at Bottling: 3.40
Alcohol Level: 12.0%
Blend/Composition: 51.4% Cabernet Sauvignon (MFI); 28.0% Merlot (MFI); 20.6% Cab Franc (8.5% Szklenski & 12.1% Rassie)
Fermentation: On the skins for 7 days with punch downs 3 times a day
Yeast: D254
MLF: Full
Aging: 7 months (6/18 bottling) in 50% new French oak barrels, 50% once used French oak barrels

We can ship wine direct to addresses within PA, and select states

You must be 21 years or older to enter the online wine store and adult signature (21 yrs or older) is required to receive delivery of all shipped wine orders.  If an adult is not at your home address during the day, we recommend you have the package shipped to your workplace if possible.

Wine CANNOT ship via FedEx Smartpost. If this is chosen as the shipping method, we will automatically change the shipper to FedEx. Extra charges may be incurred.

For convenience and to save on shipping you can order online and pick up later at our Winery or at our Erie Colony Plaza retail location. Just select PICK UP AT WINERY as the shipping method during check-out.


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