Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Four Sisters Warren Hill Red from Warren, NJ

The other night I came home and Dominique decided to serve one of her really good dinners, and I decided I'd try a wine we'd never had before. I opened a bottle up of Four Sisters Warren Hill Red.

Four Sisters Winery sits nestled in a beautiful valley amidst the rolling fields and picturesque hills of Warren County, New Jersey. It is part of a 250-acre farm.

Matty and Laurie Matarazzo started the winery back in 1984. They actually started planning in 1981. They were looking for someway to invest for the future needs of their four daughters and the winery idea seemed like a perfect fit. For the first 8 years Laurie served as the winemaker while Matty handled the vineyards, harvest, and marketing. In the late 90's, Laurie, whose father had been an Episcopal Priest, felt the call and began her process of becoming ordained. She was ordained in 2003. Matty is now the official wine maker and marketing director at the winery. Matty was elected to the State Board of Agriculture where he will serve a 4 year term that started in July of 2005. Valerie Tishuk, President of Four Sisters Winery, serves as Administrator, Events Coordinator General Manager and has been with the winery for 16 years.

For starters we had some white wine and steamed artichokes with melted butter. And then Dominique served a pepper and garlic roasted chicken from Red Barn, in Ghent, NY. And served it with pureed squash and wax beans. The chicken was tender and delicious. The aroma of the garlic and the spice of the salt and heavy pepper made the chicken an excellent acompaniment for red wine.

Warren Hills Red is a light-bodied, dry, blended red wine. It has a big bouquet, floral with a big whiff of fresh and stewed strawberries. The wine had a lovely flavor, full of strawberry, raspberry, and bright cherry. The flavor lasts a long time. Nicely balanced. Smooth and a nice dry finish. a wonderful table red!

Very nice!