Those island skies
Found by a guy from Spain
He wanted gold
He wanted land
And also wanted fame
But then he found
Who warned him how it'd be
One single thing
Wear this shirt: when you're hanging out with your cool beatnik friends. Everyone knows you as a beatnik, after all. What could possibly ever change that? You don't need to worry about it. You'll always be a symbol of cool. Just take any job you want. Any job at all.
Don't wear this shirt: if you're a Harlem Globetrotter traveling on the Pacific Princess. If you have to ask why, you're too young to understand.
This shirt tells the world: "Ginger is a spice, right? Maybe we can still spin this at the investor's meeting."
We call this color: In Fourteen Hundred And Ninety Two, Columbus' Shirt Was Baby Blue
Design Placement: Centered
3X - S: 12" x 8.58"
WXL - K4: 9" x 6.43"
Don't misunderstand us. Sweden's a swell country, from their rock
bands to their healthcare system, from their meatballs to their bikini
team. It's on our short list of countries to flee to if the feds ever
get wind of certain activities we're involved in. But they're not known
for their wine, with good reason.
So we can't let you go another paragraph without clearing something up. Swedish Hill is emphatically not
a Swedish winery. They're located in the Finger Lakes region of New
York state, where they've been growing grapes since 1969 and crushing
them since 1985. When founders Richard and Cynthia Peterson passed the
day-to-day workings of the winery to their son David in 1996, it
wasn't just nepotism. David had been a Viticulture Extension Specialist
for a little outfit called Cornell University, so he knew a thing or
two about the family business.
Now you can discover what over
50,000 visitors discover every year: Swedish Hill is freakin' awesome.
Just the four wines here took home three medals in the 2009 San
Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition. The 2007
Riesling, a crisp white with peachy, peary, and tropical fruity notes,
took home a gold medal. Silvers went to the 2007 Dry Riesling (apples,
pears, and stone fruits into a clean, slightly sweet finish) and the
2005 Optimus, an elegant, full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot, and Cabernet Franc marked by flavors of cherry, currant, and
spice. The only one left out of the medal count was the 2006 Cabernet
Franc-Lemberger, and that's only because it was produced in an
extrememly limited run. The Cab Franc brings richness and structure,
the Lemberger brings berry fruit and black pepper flavors, and you
bring a palate eager to taste this rare treasure.
We got no
kick against the Swedes. Sure, they were wild back in their Viking
youth, but they seem to have settled into respectability. That still
doesn't mean the place is good for growing grapes. Swedish Hill, on the
other hand, can go cork-to-cork against the best California has to
Appellation: Finger Lakes
Blending Information:Cabernet Franc 53%, Cabernet Sauvignon 39%, Merlot 8%
Harvest Date: October 2-18, 2005 HARVEST BRIX: 22.7 (average)
Vineyard Location: Seneca Lake (east and west sides), Cayuga Lake (west side)