Their farm is situated on Chester Main Road. It was a classic New England dairy and cattle affair for over a century, and early maps of town show that during the 1700′s this was once the Williams
Warner Lambert; he was Vice President Technology and Manufacturing at Novon Products; and President
I ordered a beautifully prepared pork chop from a local, Rhode Island farm. And I was THRILLED to see some local wines on the menu!!!! One of these was the Jonathan Edwards Cabernet Franc 2011.
Jonathan Edwards Cabernet Franc 2011is an estate-grown Cabernet Franc. It's a classic cool-climate red wine with bright and ripe red cherries, a hint of graphite, and lovely light cranberry. A beautiful slight scent of vanilla and cedar characteristics. Lovely fruit up front, and with a nice amount of acidity to keep that fruit lingering, and nice, soft tannins. Very well balanced. The pork chop was spectacular (I apologize for a less than fabulous photo) that was served with a lovely polenta. The wine went beautifully with the meal. Fantastic! The wine and the meal were both exceedingly wonderful!!! I laude Gracie's for carrying local wine! And of course, I lade Jonathan Edwards for making great quality wine.
However, the real test was just a few weeks ago when I put out a bottle of the wine at a small get together. The bottle was looked at quizzically by our guests. Connecticut wine? Red wine?! But once people started drinking it, the wine flew out of the bottle. These were foodies. Hard markers. And this wine was the instant talk of the crowd. A shocker and a success!
I urge you to try Jonathan Edwards!!!