We are so pleased to introduce our new vintages!  2019 “Curiosity” (Cab Franc) and 2019 “Insanity” (Merlot 8o % and Cab Franc 20 %.)  2019’s “Insanity” is predominantly Merlot and is notably different from our previous vintages, but truly delicious.  Both have ageing potential and will be even better next year!  Here are some tasting notes from our winemaker and his team:

BCV19BCVCFR: Notes of plum, tobacco, and blackberry on the nose (dark fruit), with spice. The wine tastes of cherry preserves and pie filling with cocoa. The wine has great weight and finishes with toasted French Oak.

BCV19BCVMERCAB: Muddled rosemary and mint with dark chocolate, and Maraschino cherry on the nose. The wine has a nice round mouthfeel with solid tannins, supported by flavors of fresh raspberry and blueberry with hints of mint and caramel.

For wine tasting novices like me:

Weight is a tricky wine term! One’s impression of weight in wine relates to both alcohol and to intensity or concentration of flavor, and it is often not easy to separate the two. Strictly speaking, weight relates to the presence of alcohol, for which you would tend to use words describing the varying degrees of body in a wine: light-bodied, medium-bodied, full-bodied, weighty, and so on.

Round describes a well-balanced wine in fruit, tannins and body. Round wines feel opulent in your mouth. This trait can come from low acid wines and wines produced from fruit when the tannins were allowed to fully ripen.

 Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-topics/wine-educational-questions/abc-of-wine-glossary-of-wine-terms/

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