Budget Travel, the Arthur Frommer Magazine, has just published its Food and Wine Issue, with 50 wineries from 50 states. Guess who is the ONLY winery singled out for Ohio: yes! Kinkead Ridge.
Kinkead Ridge was also featured in The United Grapes of America: http://www.starchefs.com/cook/wine/crush/american-wine-every-state
It was not a dark and stormy night. It was a hot and steamy day. A big deal in the Buckeye State. We had a visit from Dr. Gee, the president of Ohio State University. He's the one in the red Ohio State hat and bow tie! Shown with Seth Meranda, David Dugan (local extension), Brown County commissioner, Doug Green and other support staff from Ohio State. This would be the equivalent of the president of UCLA visiting Robert Mondavi!
Labor Day Weekend, Saturday and Monday, we will release the 2010 red wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Petit Verdot. This is only the third iteration of Petit Verdot ever produced by us. Only 60 cases available!
May review of two of the white wines by dogswine.blogspot.com. Now under 20 cases each, and some is promised to restaurants and wine stores.
"Viognier Roussanne, this vintage a mixture that is 77% Viognier. In 2010 the blend was only 43% Viognier so these are vastly different wines. I drank a bottle of the 2010 a couple of weeks ago and you can read that here. The 2011 is much more citrusy, with orange peel and blossoms and lemon zest in the nose, along with a dose of honeydew melon. There's also a touch of green fruits, but no lavender that endeared me to the 2010. This wine is lighter on the nose and palate and is almost a full 1% less alcohol. Great acidity on the finish. The 2010 was good with grilled chicken, but I'll save the 2011 for fish and indoor chicken without the smokiness of the grill. At $15.95 a bottle one can't do better than this wine. 14.2% alcohol. 110 cases produced.
White Revelation, a blend of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, semillon and a few other white grapes. Stick your nose in this wine and you are immediately transported to the grapefruit groves in Vero Beach, Florida in mid January. Sweet grapefruit aromas that leave no doubt in the mind what's happening here. There's a hint of some floweriness and just a touch of herbs in the nose. The taste is pure citrus, sharp, tart, refreshing and just crying out for halibut or cod. $13.95 and the bargain of the year so far. 13.5% alcohol. 86 cases produced."
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