Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Greendance - The Winery at Sand Hill

Another Wineries Unlimited Find. Located south east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the official opening of GREENDANCE -THE WINERY AT SAND HILL including a ribbon ceremony took place on the weekend of October 6-7th, 2007. Many of their grape wines and the first run of a few of the season's fruit wines were available to help celebrate the opening. Specializing in high quality small fruits wines made from fruit that they grow on their farm, and grapes from Pennsylvania vineyards, including their own.

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon was very nice. Lot’s of vanilla on the nose. The wine sat on the skins 28-30 days at low temperatures. It was fermented in stainless steel, using 50% oak chips, and 50% toasted oak chips.

Black Currant Port was also very nice. Big, fruity nose. Touch of vanilla. It has a lot of fruit and sweetness, but just enough acid. The oak definitely rounds it off. 17.5% alcohol. Very nice!!!