Kinkead Ridge What's New
you to each and every one of our supporters for making 2005
Kinkead Ridge Wines with Chef Jean-Robert at the Cincinnati State Technical & Community College taping of "The Dish", in the state-of-the-art demo kitchen. Chef and Meg Galvin prepared sauteed chicken stuffed with a farci of pureed chicken, mushroom, and asparagus, served with rice with carrot, onion, red pepper, parsley, and sauteed mushrooms with a red wine sauce. Chef Jean-Robert chose the 2003 Cabernet Franc for the dish. This show will air December 23, 9.30 a.m. The Viognier/Roussanne is sold out at the winery. The Cabernet Franc is in short supply. Call your local wine store for availability. Thanks to Matt Citriglia for suggesting the wines. Special guest was Bootsy Collins aka bootzillalovegangster. He had some great boots on from Bloomingdales, NYC, and star shaped glasses. Bootsy's web site is http://www.bootsycollins.com/
Stevenson in the New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia, just published. We
know he has tasted our wine.
The winery will be open on summer Saturdsays through Labor Day for tasting of the new white wines, 2005 Riesling, 2005 white Revelation, and 2005 second label Traminette from the first harvest of Meranda Family Vineyards (www.MerandaVineyards.com).
The first annual barrel tasting was a big hit! We tasted the 2004 Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc; all darker in color than the 2003, and tasting great.
Kinkead Ridge winery (est. 2002) garnered 3 medals at the 2005 American Wine Society commercial competition in Las Vegas. Competition was stiff; this was the first AWS competition held west of the Mississippi River, and many California wines were entered. Many California wines are being fermented with oak chips so they are high in alcohol and "drink now" wines; ours are quite finessed, and will age beautifully, unlike some of these wines. We medalled with the 2003 Syrah, 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2004 Viognier/Roussanne. Only one other Ohio winery (Ferrante, Geneva, est. 1937) won medals for vinifera wines. For all the results, click here.
The four rows of Petit Verdot were the last to pick. Picked over 5 tons of quality Cabernet Sauvignon with nine people on October 26. The Cabernet Franc was picked at 23.3 Brix. Email us if you have an opinion on whether we should blend the Petit Verdot with the Cabernet Sauvignon, or bottle it on its own, which would yield about 90 cases.
Stevenson's 2006 Wine Report. Kinkead Ridge 2003
Viognier/Roussanne named one of the top 100 Exciting New Wines
in the World. "Viognier/Roussanne 2003 Kinkead Ridge, Ohio
(Atlantic Northeast, US $15). Sandra Silven, wine writer Detroit
Daily News: Crisp, flinty, bone-dry, palate-coating tropical
flavours. Starkly clean"
the review of Domaine du Clovallon that we are compared to: "The
best Viognier of the Midi -- ripe, unctuous mouth-feel, without being
cloying or confected. Rounded with ripe apricot fruit and excellent
varietal character." (Rosemary George MW).
Kinkead Ridge Vineyard and Estate Winery one of two wineries mentioned in the just-released Compass American Guide, Fodor's Ohio, First edition. This guide has "spectacular photography, evocative prose, and detailed four-color maps, plus tips and practical information to help you make the most of your trip." See www.fodors.com. Available at fine book stores and www.amazon.com.
Ridge 2004 Viognier/Roussanne was chosen by Kevin and Alana to be poured
October 9 at
Alanas in Columbus for the annual Chefs Collaborative dinner, an
association of restaurants who support local growers. The other wines
were selected by the sommelier for the evening, David Schildknecht. His
choices were Riesling from the famed Pfalz estate of Müller-Catoir and reds
from Burgndy's Côte d'Or and from Edmunds-St.-John. He reports that
our Viognier-Roussanne "was more than up to being enjoyed in
that best of vinous company!"
began September 18, the Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Blanc and
Chardonnay, September 19 Riesling. The Semillon looks great:
September 3 at the winery and vineyard: (click any photo to enlarge it).
We're in the just published "Ohio Wine Country Excursions" by Patricia Latimer. Available at www.emmisbooks.com or amazon.com.
American Wine Society Competition
Andrew Jones, international wine writer, reviews the Viognier/Roussanne. Rated 90.
Our first competition... two entries... two medals!
Nancy recently received photos from Manfred Lewalter, Dromersheim, Germany, which was the ancestral home of her family. Dromersheim is surrounded by vineyards, and this is one of the harvest photos that was sent, probably taken after World War II. Same happy faces... just the buckets and the transportation have changed.
Savarin noted two features which distinguish man from beast:
Dayton, and other national and world-wide wine events:
Words on Wine: Famous quotes throughout history about wine. Click here.
Funny drinking quotes:
when I reflect back on all the wine I drink
I feel shame. Then
I look into the glass and think
about the workers in the vineyards and all
of their hopes
and dreams If I didn't drink this wine, they
might be out
of work and their dreams would be shattered.
Then I say
to myself, "It is better that I drink
this wine and let their
dreams come true than be selfish and worry
about my liver."
feel sorry for people who don't drink. When
wake up in the morning, that's as good as
going to feel all day "
The consumption of alcohol may create the
illusion that you are tougher,
smarter, faster and better looking than most
I read about the evils of drinking, I gave
The consumption of alcohol may lead you to
think people are laughing WITH you.
hours in a day, 24 beers in a case.
The consumption of alcohol may cause you to
think you can sing.
we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk,
we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we
commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So,
get drunk and go to heaven!"
The consumption of alcohol may cause
is proof that God loves us and wants
The consumption of alcohol is a major factor
in dancing like a retard.
question, the greatest invention in the
history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you
wheel was also a fine invention, but the
not go nearly as well with pizza."
The consumption of alcohol may cause you to
tell your friends over and over again that
you love them.
some it's a six-pack, to me it's a Support
Group. Salvation in a can!
The consumption of alcohol may make you
think you can logically converse with
members of the opposite sex without
saving the best for last, as explained by
Cliff Clavin, of
Cheers. One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff
Clavin was explaining the
ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of
only move as fast as the slowest buffalo.
And when the herd is hunted, it is the
slowest and weakest ones
at the back that are killed first This
natural selection is good for the herd as a
whole, because the general speed and health
of the whole group keeps improving by the
regular killing of the weakest members. In
much the same way, the human brain can only
operate as fast as the slowest brain cells.
Excessive intake of alcohol, as we
know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it
attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells
first. In this way, regular consumption of
beer eliminates the weaker brain cells,
making the brain a faster and more efficient
machine. That's why you always feel smarter
after a few beers."
The consumption of alcohol may make you
think you are whispering when you are not.
We can ship within the state of Ohio to your friends and family. Visiting Ripley, a charming river town, is also a fun way to spend a few hours with guests. See www.ripleyohio.net for more about the village of Ripley.
Group tasting is available by advance appointment (10 or more), and retail sales are available by advance appointment. We do not have a permit to open on Sunday. Please call (937) 392-6077 for winery hours, or check this web site.
In 2001, Andrew Jones, internationally known wine broadcaster and author taped an interview with Ron at the vineyard for his Radio Postcards. We were excited to be featured on Wine on the Web in very important company, including King Estate, Oregon, Chateau Phelan-Segur, Bordeaux, DeLoach Vineyards, Russian River Valley California, Frogs Leap, Napa Valley California, and Frescobaldi Nippozanno, Italy. Click here to read the text of the Radio Postcard.