Sunday, December 23, 2012

Crossings Vineyards Le Nouveau 2006 (PA)

About a couple of months ago, Dominique and I were thinking about having something a little different with dinner. I decided to comb the wine cellar, looking through a bunch of different bottles. And suddenyl I remembered that it was Nouveau Seaon, and so went to that area to dig something up. And there I found a Nouveau....a Crossing Vineyard Nouveau...from 2006. Wow, the "new" in that was more like..."whoa!"
By 2012, one expected, that the wine was past drinking. We opened it more as a curiosity than as a selection for dinner. There was still a bright cherry and saoft strawberry to the wine up front, tinged with a slight hint of vanilla. The wine is made using the classic French techniques of whole berry masceration and is the first wine made from the most recent harvest. It's meant for immediate drinking. But I have to say, this wine had indeed held up! It was absolutely lovely, even six years on!
We ate it with roast chicken and roasted vegetables. It was perfect!!!
Congrats to Tom Carrol (Sr. & Jr.) and everyone else at Crossings Vineyards!!!