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"The 2017 Bubbly Dry #356 is a carbonated Riesling sourced from Lahoma Vineyard and made by winemaker Chris Stamp (from Lakewood). It comes in with ten grams of residual sugar and 8.5 of acidity. This is made with a screwcap and forced carbonation, in the name of affordability (conversely, with the Ice Wine, Boundary Breaks goes full-on traditional), and it's not intended to be a French-style sparkler. It comes with a bar (a unit of measure) at around 3.8–3.9. This is a delightful success on its own terms. It's not complex—a sparkler this young could hardly be—but it otherwise does well. Edgy and crisp on opening, this shows off nice tension on the finish. It's not austere, though, and it follows through with some fruitiness and a crowd-pleasing hint of sweetness. I hesitate to say that because you may misunderstand—it is not sweet, just exuberant when opened with a finger on the scale in that regard. Overall, this is a nice buy and a ton of uncomplicated fun. It even has a bit of distinction, thanks to that tension on the finish. At the price point, you can knock this back regularly without guilt or hesitation. It is going to be a perennial success for the winery. How well will it age? Excellent question. I wouldn't count on that, but most will be drinking it very young anyway. It should be great this summer. That's all that should matter."
"For this Bubbly Dry, we start with a very dry Riesling, cool it down near freezing, then add carbon dioxide. Crisp, refreshing, and exploding with ripe flavors of peaches, apples, and apricots, it's a deliciously dry bubbly that will be sure to delight the palate!"~Distributor Notes
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"Boundary Breaks is a vineyard located on the east side of Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes AVA of New York. In 2007, owner Bruce Murray purchased a 120-acre farm that had been in the same family since 1850. Murray's goal was to develop a vineyard that could yield Finger Lakes Rieslings that were comparable to some of the great Rieslings of Germany and Alsace. The vineyard site is exceptional. There are 70 acres of open farmland that had previously been planted to row crops like corn and soybeans. The soils are characterized as "Cazenovia Silt Loam" which is tested at an optimal pH typical of calcareous soils. These soils are considered ideal for producing complex aromatic white wines. The focus for Boundary Breaks is exclusively Riesling. There are four wines that are made in four different styles ranging from bone dry to medium sweet. The styles also utilize different clones of Riesling. The focus and dedication of the project is a revelation in the region and one which is helping redefine the potential in the the Finger Lakes AVA."