A product of the Geneva New York research stationís grape breeding program, the Traminette grapeís parentage includes the Gewurtztraminer grape from Alsace. The resulting hybrid is more winter hardy than the Gewurtztraminer parent. If Traminette is grown correctly with a lot of sun on the fruit, the wine made from it is indistinguishable from Gewurtztraminer with its spicy fruitiness. In the wine making process we hold this grape overnight (after crushing and destemming) before we press it. As a result the wine has a deep yellow color reminiscent of the grapeís skin color and has enhanced varietal characteristics. This wine is great alone and with seafood and chicken dishes. I especially like it with elaborate chef salads. Made with certified organically grown grapes.
Made from Chardonnay grapes grown on very old vines with the crop loads reduced to enhance flavor. It is our mission to bring you wines with as much flavor as possible and it is an expensive process. This wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and bottled early to preserve its exceptional fruitiness and varietal flavor. It has 12% alcohol by volume and is not aged with oak. This produced an exceptionally drinkable new wine which will only get better with age. We think this wine is exceptionally good with seafood and vegetarian dishes. It is also one of those wines which go will with itself!
Chardonnay 2000 Vintner's Reserve
This mature and exciting Chardonnay wine was made from grapes from the same vineyard and with the same cultural practices as our 2004 Chardonnay wines. However, this wine was fermented and aged in small French oak barrels. Tasting this wine will allow you to see the potential of the 2004 vintage! This wine was made to be aged and is now in its prime. We drank this wine with a spicy peasant soup and it enhanced our enjoyment of the meal immensely. The wine changed characteristics as the meal went on, adding greatly to our enjoyment. We recommend this wine with spicy vegetarian dishes, seafood, or chicken. Also, this wine would go famously with traditional French dishes and their rich sauces.
Glitterati 2005 is one of our particular specialties; a methode champenoise sparkling wine made from Chardonnay grapes. The wine is first made still and bright. Then it is fermented again in its heavy bottle. The yeast is the shaken down to the top (a three month process of daily shaking the inverted bottle by hand). The yeast is frozen in the neck of the bottle and then removed. Still wine is then added to top off the bottle. It is nice and bubbly and we recommend it for all celebrations public and private. We have been known to celebrate sundown.