2015 New Wine Releases:
2014 Lowell Marie Pinot Gris
A nose of pear and melon is followed by a hint of fruity sweetness blending melon and pears with a rapidly developed crispness and a late burst of citrus rinds. The finish brings to mind Meyer lemon and shows a light minerality. A fine partner with hors d'ouevres and milder cheeses, this wine will compliment seafood, white fish and mild chicken dishes. Serve chilled.
Production: 105 cases . Alcohol: 13.5%
2014 Lowell Marie Roussanne/Viognier
This wine begins with the orange blossom and flint on the nose revealing the Viognier. The flavor is pineapple with hints of tobacco and a bracing mouthfeel. The mixed herbal note and the distinct finish of lime zest gives voice to the Roussanne. This Rhone style white wine will complement aromatic cheese and salami, sausage and specialty hams, and will bring a bracing crispness to rich chicken and veal dishes, enrich scallops, cream sauces and pasta with shellfish.
Production: 305 cases. Alcohol: 13.6%
2014 Lowell Marie Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon
This nearly equal partnership of two classic Bordeaux white varieties starts with aromas of lemon and green apple notes. Reflects a surprising smoothness that would enhance soft creamy cheeses, nuts and succulent cherries, figs or plums. This full bodied wine complements oysters, prawns, clams, flaky white fish, grilled salmon or tuna as well as chicken or veal. Serve gently chilled.
Production: 258 cases. Alcohol: 14.8%
2014 Lowell Marie Merlot
This Merlot is light bodied and immediately drinkable. It is an early release especially well-suited for refreshing summer drinks and Sangrias as it doesn't overpower fresh fruits, and takes well to a bit of sweetness and sparkle. It also complements lighter outdoor meals and picnics and (dare I say it) could be lightly chilled.
Production:190 cases. Alcohol: 12.8%
2014 River Village Cellars Traminette (Meranda Nixon Vineyards)
This semi-sweet white wine captures the sweet fragrances of warm evenings, of honeysuckle and wild rose, of water lilies and lavendar. Traminette, a vigorous hybrid from the Cornell research vineyard at Geneva, NY, tastes of nutmeg, rose and star anise. Like its parent, Gewurztraminer, this wine stands up to the fiery spices of Asian cuisine, but this year's vintage was a bit softer and sweeter for sipping to recall the still, fragrant evenings of summer. Serve chilled.
Production: 185 cases. Alcohol: 13.0%. Residual sugar: 2.9%. 100% Traminette.
Fall 2015 Releases:
The best things in life are worth waiting for......they will be available mid-November 2015 in time for Thanksgiving.
2013 Kinkead Ridge Estate Bottled Petit Verdot
Hand-harvested on October 25, this intensely-colored dark purple tannic complex wine displays a fragrant nose with tones of violet and leather. Small-lot fermentations with hand punch-downs and classic small scale winemaking techniques were used to create this wine. Aged in premium French and American oak. Enjoy with beef, lamb, or wild game.
Production:102 cases. Alcohol: 14.9%.
2013 Kinkead Ridge Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon
Hand-harvested on October 21, this dark ruby, well structured, complex wine displays classic Cabernet aromas of cassis, plum and black cherry. Small-lot fermentations with hand punch-downs and classic small scale winemaking techniques were used to create this wine. Aged in premium French and American oak. Enjoy with beef, lamb, or wild game.
Production:98 cases. Alcohol: 12.7%
2013 Kinkead Ridge Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc
Hand-harvested on October 10k this wine's fragrant aromas of violet and black cherry precede a taste of full-bodied, richly flavored complexity, with raspberry and spice overtones. Classic small scale winemaking techniques with hand punch-downs were used to create this wine. Aged in premium French and American oak. Enjoy with beef, turkey, pork and rich stews.
Production: 147 cases. Alcohol: 13.3%
2013 Kinkead Wines Still Available:
2013 River Village Cellars Traminette (McCafferty Bridge Vineyards)
A new world hybrid grape with a pronounced character reminiscent of Gewurtztraminer from Alsace. Its fruity and spicy nutmeg flavors, floral aroma and refreshing finish make it a perfect match for southwest and Asian cuisine.
Production: 185 cases. Alcohol: 13.2%. Residual sugar: 2.1%
2013 River Village Cellars Chambourcin (McCafferty Bridge Vineyards)
A French-American hybrid grape. Full bodied, deep-colored dry red wine with notes of cassis, berry fruit, and plum. Barrel aged nine months. Pair with beef, lamb, wild game, or richly flavored cheeses.
Production: 111 cases. Alcohol: 12.8%