Kinkead Ridge What's New
The quantity of red wines released on Labor Day weekend was impacted by the Easter frost of 2007, and fewer than 500 cases were made. In a normal year, we would have about 700 cases. I believe these wines will be sold out by Christmas, and are already on allocation to wine store customers. The last chance to buy these wines at the winery will be during the Annual Barrel Tasting, November 28, 10-6, and Dec. 5 and 12, 11-5. December dates are contingent on whether or not we still have wine to sell.
Things are currently looking grim for the white wines of 2009, due to unrelenting rain. We abandoned the Sauvignon Blanc pick due to extensive rot, so there will be no white Revelation from 2009. Currently, it is still raining, and we are worried about the Riesling.
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Dick Erath, pioneer Oregon winegrower visited us this week! Here's Dick with Ron and Marshmallow the vineyard cat, and Brad Hively (http://www.lavignaestatewinery.com).
Whole Foods sent Kate Medley, Multimedia Communications Specialist for a photo shoot and audio interview; pictures will be used on banners, and the audio will back a slide show on the corporate web site! Here's Kate with her camera and Ron...
From Chris Dillman, Sommelier, Rosendales, Columbus Ohio, quoted in CMX magazine.
You like some Ohio
vineyards. That may be surprising to some.
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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.
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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