Kinkead Ridge What's New
The 2006 River Village Cellars Cabernet Franc won a Silver Medal at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, March 28-29, 2009. Excellent, considering this was a very difficult cold wet vintage resulting in a lighter bodied wine. We did not enter the Revelation or Syrah as they were sold out.
for a one page summary of our 2009 releases
The winery is closed until
Memorial Day 2009 (May 23 and May 25) when we will release the 2008 white wine.
Ridge written up in the March Cincinnati Magazine:
Kinkead Ridge written up in Trip Magazine: Song of the Vine. Click here.
Jan and David Lazarus (Cincinnati) treated a group
to a Kinkead Ridge red wine vertical tasting on February 21. Here's
what's amazing: If I'm counting correctly, we have released 32 red and
white wines since 2001. This table has 15 of them! Syrahs on the left,
followed by Cabernet Francs and Cabernet Sauvignon and Revelation
blends. The older Syrahs were really nice. The 2001 Cabernet Franc was
stunning. The Cabernets, all of them, were showing really well. For
descriptions of the older vintages and their medals, please see
http://www.KinkeadRidge.com/htm/earlier.htm. For those of you
with these older vintages in your cellars... lucky you! And here's my 88
year old mother's take on a "vertical" tasting: "Other than that all
bottles are "vertical" does that have another meaning other than the
display? Perhaps, a "STAND UP" wine tasting?"
A quote from Loren Sonkin on Mark
Squire's bulletin board, regarding the
Ridge written up in the Wall Street Journal Wine Column!
Neat "Song of the Vine" web site from Cornell University, including rare books, photographs and other artifacts about winemaking and viticulture. Click here.
Kinkead Ridge 2005 Syrah rated on the Most Exciting and Unusual Finds list, Atlantic Northeast Region, Tom Stevenson, British Wine Editor of the 2009 Wine Report. "Ohio Syrah? Yes! Former Oregon grower Ron Barrett keeps proving the viability of the limestone soils along the Ohio River."
On the verge of picking Roussanne, I came across a great article about this Rhone variety by Patrick Comiskey: "...the single white Rhone variety that has winemakers losing sleep, the one that lures them with its promise and its complexity, just as surely as Ulysses was lured to the rock by the Sirens, is Roussanne... the vine is designed to give winemakers a lifetime of mystery... " Click here to read the article.
Another vintage review:
"We were at a party at a
friend's house and we had given a bottle of the 2004 Cabernet Franc to
them two years ago. We found out their were not wine drinkers and they
still had the bottle. Of course I talked them into opening the bottle.
It was superbly smooth and fantastic to the taste and all the other
guests that sampled said that this was the best wine they had ever
tasted! They asked me where they can get some and I told them that it is
all sold out and the only places would be an auction or E-Bay. Looking
forward to the 2007 reds."
Kinkead Ridge 2004 Cabernet Franc rated one of the Top 100 Exciting Wine Finds, international list compiled by Tom Stevenson, British editor of the New Sothebys Wine Encyclopedia and publisher of the paperback Wine Report 2008. "Succulent, intensely flavored fruit, ripe, supple tannins, and a truckload of flavors--from cherries, cassis, chocolate, and cream, to vanilla and coconut."--Sandra Silfven, Atlantic Northeast editor of the 2008 Wine Report "This shows what promise there is in Ohio." --Tom Stevenson
"Why go for those long distance relationships when you can find
love in your own back yard."
Savarin noted two features which distinguish man from beast:
Words on Wine:
night, my friend and I were sitting in the living room and I said to
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riding on a beautiful white horse.
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."
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