After a mild, sunny, extra long growing season here on the North Fork, we’ve finished our 2014 grape harvest and we are excited to (eventually) savor the literal fruits of our labor. It’s been a rather mild year (other than the powerful winter we had) and, having already tried some partially fermented Gewurtztraminer and Chardonnay juice, I am pretty confident that this harvest will yield some of our finest wines yet. It will be a few years before we get to try the finished reds, but we’re all excited for the 2014 Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, among others. Most of the 2014 whites will be available next year, and we suggest picking up a case of the 2014 Pinot Gris when it’s released, while it lasts. Go ahead and get a case of Chardonnay too, for good measure.
-Laurel Lake Vineyards