2010 & 2011Chambourcin
2010 Gold Medal, Sonoma County Harvest
A Red French Hybrid Grape adapting very well in the North Fork Valley of Colorado. Critics have been following the crowd and starting to rave about these gems. Reminiscence of the South of France with its intense black color, the Chambourcin features aromas of soft red fruit and rich plums. This wine offers a nice balance of black cherry and licorice, it will stand up to food. Acidity is balanced with soft tannins. The light chocolate aromas inspired from the American Oak barrels.
The Grape is from the Finger Lakes area of New York, it is an American Hybrid. This non-oaked dry white wine has a crisp acidity with notions of citrus, grapefruit and honey flowers. Surprisingly light in color and a very herbal edge to the finish. With good balance and fresh aromas this wine shall pair well with soft cheese, white meat, and fish.
My Cherry Amour
Rodger’s Mesa Mormorency Cherries
Rosé de Leroux
A typical dry Rosé where the duration of skin-contact is limited but sufficient to give the desired color. Chambourcin grapes with a hint of Merlot give this wine a long finish. The short time in oak added some vanilla and soft wood. Lovely flavors and aromas of cherry and strawberry. Serve it chlled, it is great in the afternoon. Rosé de Leroux goes will with tapas, grilled chicken, and salad.
Après Vous (Port Style)
Very nice cherry deep color, nose is very pleasant, spicy with vanilla and cassis notes. Mouth feel is sweet, with good wine structure, balance with a lingering finish. pairs well with dessert (raspberries, chocolate, ice cream) or with a sharp cheese (Silton).
New This Year:
Kir in a bottle, a famous French apéritif. We have blended Colorado Chardonnay with Crème de cassis, a sweet dark red liqueur made from black currants. The result is an apéritif that is not too dry, and not too sweet.
Our Chambourcin and Cayuga White grapes are organically grown at our vineyards.
Join us in our tasting room. Your hosts are available to discuss the qualities of each of the wines you sample and offer hints and tips on how best to serve them together with recommended menu choices to highlight the qualities of our fine wines. Our normal hours are from 11 am to 5 pm during the summer and fall. A telephone call (970 872-4746) before hand will make sure we are there to greet you. During the year we offer extended hours during local events.
Picnic in the Vineyard or on the Patio….
try out Cheese, Charcuterie and Crudités.