* 2009 Gold Medal and Best Connecticut Wine for Lou’s Red, Big E Northeast Gold Wine
Against a background of California Merlot grapes, Lou’s Red weaves in the brightness of Rosedale’s estate-grown St. Croix and the deep blackberry flavors of our Marechal Foch. The result is a delicate and complex fruit-forward wine with subdued tannins.375 ml: $9.99 ~ 750 ml: $17.99
Had a short but great discussion with Marshall Epstein, pictured by me, and in a publicity still, who could not have been nicer or more helpful. He was eager to talk grapes, amidst the loud throngs. Obvious the is a smart farmer and vineyard manager even from a short conversation.