Cinderbox 2009 is a small batch production wine made from three clones of Carmine, one of which was sourced from Coatesville, PA. The wine sat on the skins for 27 days, and was aged in Pennsylvania and French oak for 24 months. And then seven months of bottle aging. Approximately 8-4 bottles were made. This was a very beautiful wine, with deep, deep color and dark fruit like blackberry and dark raspberry with hints of raisin, cassis and dark mocha. Lovely soft tannins on the end gave it just enough structure, but the ultimate finish was smooth and beautiful.
We drank other wines that night, and Linda made a lovely dinner. And we talked wine and wine until our eyes nearly closed standing up. It was so much fun hanging out with Ed and Linda I can't tell you. Great down to earth wine people, with nice dogs, and a lovely parrot! And they are very knowledgable about east coast wine!!! Very!!!
The only thing I was pissed about was that I had arrived at night, and could not go anywhere to buy the damn wine to get more to bring home. Now I have another reason to go back. Actually I have two: one, to see Ed and Linda again, and the second, to visit Va La Vineyards again.