Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sakonnet Sirius (RI)

Sakonnet Vineyard is historic soil in that Sakonnet was one of the pioneering vineyards of the New England wine scene. The vineyard’s microclimate and soil conditions resemble the maritime climate of northern France, allowing for production of some of New England’s best and popular wines. Founded in 1975, the Vineyard includes 150 acres of land with 36 of those acres in production, growing award winning wines. I've been going there since the mid-1980s, and I have almost always been both impressed and pleased. The drive out there is absolutely gorgeous. Lots of small lanes, and a drive around Newport harbor. Fantastic!
Sirius is a semi-sweet dessert wine. The wine is made from late-harvest Vidal. This lovely, medium-bodied wine features a big nose of peach, apricot and honeysuckle flavors. And most of them come across on the palate as well.
We served this recently at a party we threw for a small number of guests, and this wine went flying out of the bottle, filling glasses, and left the guests wondering why we had not bought more!
A wonderful wine!!!