Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Karamoor Estate Cabernet Franc 2010 (PA) (Video Review)

       
 
This review was conducted at the EWE 2014 Blogger Station. Participating panel included Hudson Cattell, Linda Jones McKee, Michael Kaiser, Martha Giomousis, and many others.
 
Karamoor Estates is one of the hottest wineries in Pennsylvania. Talent and commitment are the keynotes at Karamoor.
 
The 250 private acres of Karamoor Estate have been involved in farming in some form or fashion since the days of William Penn.  Owners Nick & Athena Karabots decided that they they wanted to keep with the traditions of the land, and with their joy and passion of wine made the leap to transform their land here into beautiful vineyards.  Nick & Athena enjoy elegant, Bordeaux-style wines and their intention was, and continues to be, producing these types of wines in Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania.  The Karabots took their Greek heritage and name and combined it with the original “Oxmoor Estate” to create “Karamoor Estate”, which loosely translated in a form from Greek means “my happiness”.

The Karabotses started the project in 2003.  The first planting of the initial 12 acres was in 2004 with an additional 5 planted in 2008.  Knowing that they wanted to mirror European style wines, they chose to plant only vinifera clones of Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Verdot.   With the expertise of world-renown viticulturist and consultant, Lucie Morton, the best varietal was matched to the rootstock and selected to each site to ensure that the resulting wine would be world-class exceptional.
Karamoor makes great wines, and we're expecting even more from them!