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Annual Barrel Tasting a huge success! We anticipate all the 2007 reds and 2008 white wine will be sold out by Christmas. Click any photo to enlarge it.
The Wine Enthusiast rates the 2008 Viognier/Roussanne 87points!
First reviews of 2008 reds from Dan McGrew, http://www.dogswine.blogspot.com
"The 2007 wines are big,
full flavored, young and delicious. The 2008 wines have many of the same
characteristics but seem to add a dimension of elegance to that mix.
Both are very, very good vintages in this area. Sadly, the 2009 vintage
is very poor - the price one pays in this area.
Review by Aaron Fetters, Cincinnati of the Annual Barrel Tasting.
"Let's start with our first stop of the day, Kinkead Ridge in Ripley. Kinkead was sampling 4 varieties from their 2008 vintage all still aging in the barrels - Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Verdot. I'll start by noting, 2008 was an amazing growing year for grapes here in Southern Ohio - hot and dry with a late harvest. With that fact in mind, it's no wonder all 4 of the wines Ron at Kinkead was sampling were absolute BOMBS. I tend to talk up Ohio wines probably more than I should, but for once I think it's no exaggeration to say no one would ever believe these wines come from Ohio - they taste way more like huge reds from northern California. My personal favorite at this point was the Syrah which will be the first Kinkead has put its primary label on since 2005. Each of these wines will be released around Labor Day 2010 so be sure to make a note of it for future reference."
For the full report, see http://enjoyingthefirstmiracle.blogspot.com/
Another outstanding wine auction and dinner, "Taste in the Valley" to benefit Hocking College students in Nelsonville OH. Auction donations from Kinkead Ridge and Hocking College consisted of three cases and five bottles of wine. These 41 bottles generated an astonishing $2580 in bids. The highest bid was $200 for an autographed bottle of 2005 Petit Verdot, only 76 cases produced. Cheers to all the bidders! Click any picture to enlarge it.
Here's a review of the Petit Verdot from dogswine.blogspot.com last July:
"I've been sitting on half a
dozen bottles of the Kinkead Ridge 2005 Petit Verdot for almost two
years since its release, tasting it only at the winery on two occasions.
Yesterday evening I was moving some wine from one location to another
and decided it was time to see if the wait paid off. Dinner was two
small lamb chops and some rosemary roasted potatoes and the weather was
cool for this time of year. Out came the cork from the bottle.
The Hocking College Annual Wine Auction. Two bottles autographed, 2005 Petit Verdot, were auctioned for an astonishing $400!
Kinkead Ridge 2007 Cabernet Franc rated top Ohio wine in the 2nd annual Ohio Michigan wine clash. It was the only Ohio wine in the top five, and the least expensive wine in the group... at $17.95, besting the other retail prices of $60.00, $45.00, $40.00 and $35.00. For details see http://www.ohiovsmichiganwineclash.com
The 2008 Riesling was in the top 11, and was the least expensive wine on the list at $11.95.
Here's what Joel Goldberg, one of the Michigan judges said about our Cabernet Franc:
"The only repeat-winner
winery in either state from last year’s Clash, Kinkead Ridge makes its
home southeast of Cincinnati, near the Ohio River.
For the whole write-up, see:
For Mark Fisher's write-up, Dayton Daily News, see
"Ohioans can take consolation in the fact
that its top 5 finisher — 2007 Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Franc from our
friends Ron and Nancy down near Ripley — was half the price (or less) of
any of the four top Michigan wines. The third-ranked Kinkead Ridge costs
$17.95, while the Michigan-produced cab franc that finished second, 2
Lads Reserve Cabernet Franc 2007, retails for $40, and the first-place
ice wine costs $60 — for a half bottle.
Results are in from the 2009
American Wine Society, Commercial Competition. 86 wineries entered 476
wines. All results are posted at
Read what others are saying about Kinkead Ridge in their blogs... http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=kinkead+ridge&btnG=Search+Blogs
Click below for access to six regional tours of Ohio wineries. Visitors can download turn-by-turn directions to their : Garmin, TomTom, Smartphone, PDA, iPod or any MP3 player. Also included is a brief description of each winery, along with contact information and hours of operation.
Two Kinkead Ridge wines win Gold and Double Gold at Appellation America's Best of Appellation... Group evaluation by great palates (Clark Smith, Dan Berger, Alan Goldfarb), lots of discussion about how it’s crafted (Clark’s a UCD trained enologist), and then they come up with their medals. AppellationAmerica.com is now subscriber only ($4.95/month).
2008 Revelation: Gold Medal
Here are the tasting notes:
2008 Revelation Ohio River
"Why go for those long distance relationships when you can find love
in your own back yard."
Brillat 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.
Bottle of Merlot
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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