This wine was a wonderful surprise. According to the Heritages, "New Jersey ’s 2007 growing season was near perfect for grapevines. Top-quality chardonnay grapes from Heritage Vineyards were barrel fermented, a procedure that produces some of the world’s greatest white wines from Burgundy & California . Secondary malolactic fermentation added further richness & complexity." The ripe pear, lemon custard & fig tart flavors all come through as promised. Cream, and toasted vanilla also come through. The finish is long, rich & buttery smooth as advertised. I have to tell you, this was a real wow of a taste.
This was another shocker. It's got to be one of their most popular wines. An inexpensive, semi-sweet bright, crisp white. Nice amunt of acidty balances out the sweetness, so the sweetness isn;t a burden. Peaches and crisp red apples come through on this light, white blend. A great sipping wine. Really, really nice. Refreshing! Dominique loved this, so you know it's good.
This was a Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Francand Merlot. It was aged in new oak barrels. Touches of plum and light cherry are rounded with a hint of vanillan and touch of espresso. This was a really, really lovely red table wine. An instant winner. Dominique liked this one too! Great job!
2007 Cabernet Franc
This is a limited production wine. Their Cabernet Franc is blended with 10% Merlot. It's a wonderful, spicey red, and finishes with a nice light touch of lead pencil and pepper.
GRAND HARVEST AWARD: Gold Medal
Chambourcin is hot in the Middle Atlantic states. Andd this one is a doosie! This is a big, dense red/purple wine. Lots of deep plum a touch of prune, nice dark cherry flavors all come through. Nice balance of fruit and oak. Fabulous finish. A classic red, elegant and refined. One of the best Chambourcin's on the east coast!!
WORLD WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD: Gold Medal