As we prepare to open for business in March 2018, we have seven wines ready for release: two dry reds and five dry and off-dry whites. Additional reds from our 2016 harvest and whites from 2017 are quietly aging away. Here is a brief summary.
(Per bottle prices are indicated below. However, we offer a 10% discount for any purchase of 12 bottles or more.)
Bottled Spring 2016
2014 Cabernet Franc
Made from our own Cab Franc vines, which grow in the silty clay soil of a south-facing slope that overlooks the Monocacy River. A companionable wine for great dining. Harvested Fall 2014. Aged in French oak for 18 months. Bottled April 2016. ABV 12%.
2015 Vidal Blanc
This dry Vidal is made from fruit grown at Golden Run Vineyard on Maryland’s eastern shore, where the grapes soak up plenty of sunshine to assure full ripening. Fragrant, crisp, and refreshing, with good acidity, it makes a perfect pairing with Maryland seafood. Harvested Fall 2015. Fermented and aged in stainless steel. Bottled April 2016. ABV 13%.
Bottled Spring 2017
2015 Cabernet Franc
Grown in the silty clay soils of a south-facing slope that overlooks the Monocacy River. Harvested Fall 2015. Fermented with ambient yeasts and aged for 18 months in French oak. Bottled April 2017. ABV 13.1%.
Harvested August 2016 from young vines at Links Bridge Vineyards. Barrel-fermented with ambient yeasts and aged for seven months in new French oak. Bottled April 2017. ABV 13.4%.
Harvested September 2016 from young vines at Links Bridge Vineyards. Fermented with ambient yeasts and aged for seven months in stainless steel barrels. Bottled April 2017. ABV 12.5%.
2016 Vidal Blanc
This dry Vidal Blanc is made from grapes grown at Golden Run Vineyard on the Chesapeake Bay’s eastern shore. A light, refreshing, and local complement for your Maryland seafood. Harvested September 2016. Fermented with ambient yeasts and aged in stainless steel for 7 months. Bottled April 2017. ABV 12.4%.
This delicious white wine is a blend of 68% Vidal Blanc grapes from Golden Run Vineyard and 32% Chardonnay from Links Bridge Vineyards. Harvested September 2016. Fermented with ambient yeasts and aged for 7 months in stainless steel. Bottled April 2017. ABV 12.5%.
Scheduled for blending, bottling, and for release in 2018
In 2018 we expect to bottle a cabernet franc and a Bordeaux blend from our 2016 harvest, together with a chardonnay, an albariño, and a vidal blanc from the 2017 harvest. We hope to release these wines in early- to mid-summer.
Our tasting room will be closed on Sunday July 1.
On Saturday June 30 we will introduce two new wines on our patio by the river (but the tasting room will also be open during our regular hours, 11am-6pm).
From Saturday June 30 through Sunday July 15 local artist Sarah Fitzsimmons will display a selection of her wood sculptures at our tasting room.
For more details, see our June 18 post under “News.”
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