Ridge written up in the Wall Street Journal Wine Column!
The winery is now closed until Memorial Day 2009, when we will release the 2008 white wines.
Special guests Dec. 13... Nikki the poodle dressed for the holidays, and our littlest guest with a Bremner Wafer!
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."
November 22 at the winery
Kinkead Ridge red Revelation wins top prize in red wine category, the first Ohio/Michigan Wine Clash! Click here!
"This event was
created as the first consumer-sponsored wine competition to feature only
locally grown and produced wines from Ohio and Michigan. Demand for
locally-sourced food has grown across all market segments, but wine has
not followed this trend due to misperceptions about quality and cost. By
linking the competition with the storied football rivalry, this
competition highlights the wines of both states in a unique fashion and
helps drive consumer demand.
We are often asked about food and wine pairings. This is a great site to browse, Natalie MacLean's Food Matcher.
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
Famous quotes throughout history about wine. Click here.
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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