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Happy New Year!
Well, I like to "sweep this sheet clean" in January. For recent news and reviews, check the archives link for December 2009.
We had the annual winemaker/grower party here at the vineyard on Jan. 12. It was fabulous. Everyone brought a dish in addition to the beef tenderloin and dijon marinated chicken breasts and other side dishes I made. Here are some of the photos, click any photo to enlarge it.
All the wine released in 2009 is now sold out at the winery, and the winery is closed until Memorial Day 2010 for the release of a small quantity of white wine. Because of the small quantity of white wine from 2009, the winery will probably not be open this summer. Check back after the Memorial Day release for details.
The Wine Enthusiast rates the 2008 Viognier/Roussanne 87 points! Tasting notes will be on their web site in February.
Reports from the Annual Barrel Tasting, the Saturday after Thanksgiving: first reviews of 2008 reds (currently in barrel, Released September 2010) 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."
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in your own back yard."
Brillat Savarin noted two features which
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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
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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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