The first red, above, is the Zugibe 2006 Cabernets. The three Zugibe brothers of Geneva - Frederick III, Brendan and Sean - each brought to this venture different yet complementary knowledge and experience. Frederick III is a trained oenologist, Sean a viticulturist, while Brendan's background lies in business. All three, however, along with their parents, Frederick II and Anna, shared a passion for exceptional wine, and a desire to create their own unique blend. 2006 Cabernets is a blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It's a big, bold blend of dark red color. Dried cherry, dark raspberry, and a touch of cocoa. Very impressive.
Six Mile Creek is Ithacca's own winery. Their Quintessence 2007 is a classic blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. It features smooth and luscious fruit flavors followed by a rich tannic structure. A nice, dry finish.