The geographic outlier within the vineyards we work with at Red Newt, Nutt Road Vineyard is farmed by our dear friends the Martini family on the Northwest side of Seneca Lake. Also owners of Anthony Road Wine Company, our colleague winery in the Tierce Riesling project, the Martini’s moved to the Finger Lakes from Maryland in 1973. Beginning with a home farm of hybrid and native plantings, in the decades since they have become vinifera specialists, particularly on the rolling hillside that constitutes the Nutt Road planting. High-toned, bright, and fruit forward in style, the Cabernet Franc we harvest from their farm has always been the sole fruit source for the Kelby James Russell Rosè and Cabernet Franc wines.
Grower: Peter Martini
Established In: Cabernet Franc planted in 2003
Grapes Planted: Cabernet Franc
Training Method: VSP – Vertical Shoot Positioning
Soil: Honeoye loam
Elevation: 700 – 730 ft
Wine Characteristics: Violet, Morello Cherry, and a peculiar ability to gain weight and structure through aging.
Wines from Nutt Road Vineyard – Vineyard Designate:
Kelby James Russell: Nutt Road Dry Rose: 2013-2018
Kelby James Russell: Nutt Road Cabernet Franc: 2013, 2015, 2017