Element Winery Can't Stop Won't Stop Finger Lakes 2016
  • Red Wine
  • Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • Natural, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml

Element Winery Can't Stop Won't Stop Finger Lakes 2016

New York, U.S.
Regular price $37.95per bottle ($455.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Gamey & Complex

A new vision for the Finger Lakes. Element Winery was founded by Master Sommelier Christopher Bates to explore the extreme climate terroirs of the Finger Lakes region, to produce wines which express their origins without preconceived notions. They make delicate wines—low alcohol, higher acid, and balanced with a focus on mineral and floral aromas.

Can't Stop Won't Stop is Element Winery's house blend. Medium ruby with bright reflections; on the nose it delivers a mix of ripe and tart black fruit, cherry, red and black plum, and pomegranate complimented by herbal spice and savoury notes. On the palate it is dry and medium bodied with fresh, juicy acidity and flavours of black berry and black cherry, with green herbs, defined minerality, and spice which rounds out a long finish.

To be enjoyed with spicy meats and stews.

Press Reviews

Wine Align

91 points - Michael Godel

The work of Master Sommelier Christopher Bates and Robert W. Bates. Can’t Stop/Won’t Stop is a blend of cabernet franc, pinot noir, syrah, gamay, merlot and a touch of blaufrankisch. Fresh enough but as a five year-old blend it is now in next territory timing. Really liking the natural cure and salumi notes straight away, a finocchiona specifically and even a touch of game. All red fruit, right at the vortex where ripeness and stem verdancy by whole bunch use really connect. A truly complex red from a really fine vintage made with that perfect combination of great skill and just dumb luck. Drink 2021-2025. Tasted April 2021.

91 points - Sara d'Amato

A product of Master Sommelier Christopher Bates this delicate, nervy and complex pinot noir also presents a notable although not unwelcome degree of volatility. Elegant with crushed red cherry, silky tannins and tilled earth to ground the palate. Well-balanced, modern but elegant with generous length. Tasted April 2021.


90 points

A gulpable, kitchen-sink sort of blend, with a majority of Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir, along with Syrah, Gamay, Blaufränkisch and “others,” according to Bates. Light red with garnet glints. Bright, fresh red cherry throughout, offering accents of spring herbs and green tobacco, and enough youthful tannins to keep things interesting. Light and crushable. I wish the Finger Lakes produced more fun quality wines like this.