Barry Family Cellars Jewels and Binoculars Dry Riesling Finger Lakes NV

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Barry Family Cellars Jewels and Binoculars Dry Riesling Finger Lakes NV
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Country USA
Region New York
Appellation/Sub-Region Finger Lakes
Grapes Riesling
Vineyard/Cellar Practices Sustainably Grown, Low-Intervention/Natural Wine, Vegan

With an ability to blend the experimental with the classic, Ian Barry is injecting real energy into the Finger Lakes wine region. Founded in 2011 by father and son, Ken and Ian, Barry Family Cellars specializes in small-batch vinifera wines, but are not afraid to experiment with many hybrid varietals that are grown organically in the Finger Lakes. Located in the village of Burdett on the east side of Seneca Lake, they work with local growers, often showcasing individual vineyards and always creating wines that are reflective of place and vintage. With winemaking experience in the Hudson Valley, Oregon, and Washington State, Ian eventually landed in the Finger Lakes in 2003, bringing his family into his first personal project. Named for an enigmatic Bob Dylan lyric, ‘Jewels and Binoculars’ is a collaboration with Bellwether Wine Cellars, from neighboring Trumansburg. It is made of riesling from several vineyards on the west side of Seneca Lake, all grown without pesticides or herbicides. Several different vintages were spontaneously fermented in different vessels (75% stainless steel), including extended time on the lees. About 20% of the blend spent over two years in contact with the lees. A small amount of sulfur was added at crush, and the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered with no additional sulfur. Crisp and zesty, give this a moment in the glass to open up, then sit back and savor layers of spiced green pear, yellow peach, lemon zest, wildflowers, and a whiff of petrol. Bright, dry, and super refreshing, this finishes with food-friendly acidity and a touch of crushed herbs. Sustainably grown, low-intervention/natural wine, vegan.