Happy holidays to all!
Terrific and imaginative winegrower dinner by Chef Paul at 20Brix in Milford last night.
--Lobster Curry with Jumbo Lump Crab, Ginger, Edamame Dumpling and Pineapple with River Village Cellars Traminette
--Wild Scottish Salmon Omelet with Pickled Pear, Fried Shishito Peppers, Yuzo Cilantro Butter with Kinkead Ridge Riesling
--Beef Tongue Polpetta with Black Truffle Parmesan Farina, Grilled Trumpet Mushrooms, Fine Herbs with Kinkead Ridge Cabernet Franc
--Egg Plant Pannetone Cupcake with Whipped Ricotta Frosting, Crispy Pancetta, Cabernet Plum in dark chocolate
Clay and Lindsay
The only wines we entered into competition this year were the 2010 Cabernet Franc and the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. Both medalled at the American Wine Society Competition in November in Portland Oregon. The Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded an "Award of Merit" by the invitational only competition, the Jefferson cup.
From a fan: "the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is quite possibly the best wine I have ever had. Yours is the only wine we get that I make a concerted effort (and it's hard) to put down in our cellar to age. We still have a little 2008 PV. I put down the odd other bottle but they are seldom better later. But yours ages wonderfully."
Cellartracker.com review of the 2010 Cabernet Franc:
"Deep ruby red; cedar and floral nose; red and black fruits, herbs, big tannins and good acidity making for a medium finish. While the nose isn't jumping out of the glass like the 2008 did, this has a great, well balanced palate. I'm a big Bordeaux fan and I'm not exaggerating when I say that if tasted blind, I would have guessed right bank Bordeaux...seriously. (100 views). 92 points by the reviewer."
The winery is now closed for the season. We will re-open Memorial Day Weekend for the release of the 2012 white wines.
On Saturday, November 24th, we held our seventh annual barrel tasting and celebrated the winery's TENTH anniversary! A good time was had by all!