Wine Tips - Blair Vineyard's Pinot Noir
Blair recently opened their new facility at 99 Dietrich Valley Road, near Kutztown, and is now open seven days a week.
The beautiful new building houses not only a large, beautiful tasting room, but the complete winery as well.
Blair Vineyards Lower Block Pinot Noir
Blair produces several different Pinot Noirs, along with several chardonnays, a Bordeaux-type blend called Wedding Cuveee, and several other excellent wines.
We chose their Bordeaux-type blend, Wedding Cuvee, for our Pennsylvania Wines class on October 14 at Montgomery County Community College in Pottstown. We will be using Blair Vineyard's Lower Block Pinot Noir at the benefit wine dinner for Mom's House on October 23. This excellent Pinot Noir is brilliant garnet in color with earthy aromas and flavors of black cherry.
Wines of Pennsylvania class
Thursday, October 14, at Montgomery County Community College's Pottstown Campus.
We got so excited about these wines, we bought extra so you can still register until 4 PM the day of the class, this Thursday, October 14. Class begins at 6:30 PM and will last until about 9 PM.
We have chosen 6 wonderful wines from 6 local wineries. There are over 100 commercial wineries in PA and these are six of the best. More information on these wines is available at our other blog, Vintage Connections Wine Info.
Galen Glen Winery 2009 Gewutztraminer - This German style wine won a gold medal at the recent 2010 Finger Lakes International Wine competition.
Calvaresi Winery 2009 Riesling - Typically a German wine, this delicious Pennsylvania Riesling has become the signature wine of Calvaresi Winery.
Manatawny Creek Winery 2007 Cabernet Franc - Aged primarily in Pennsylvania oak barrels, this richly-colored, aromatic red wine contains hints of tobacco, cherry and herbal notes.
Pinnacle Ridge Winery 2008 Chambourcin - Chambourcin is the signature wine of the Lehigh Valley and does well throughout most of the East Coast. This wine won a silver medal at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Wine Competition. It is aged 10 months in Pennsylvania oak barrels and displays an intense fruit aroma. It is full-bodied and has dark fruit flavors with toasty oak overtones.
Blair Vineyards 2005 Wedding Cuvee - This rich full-bodied dry red wine is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged for 20 months in oak barrels. It has aromas of coffee, licorice and blackberries with dark fruit flavors. It has a medium finish.
Vynecrest Vineyards and Winery 2009 Lemberger - This deep, dark red dry wine is Vynecrest Winery's "Flagship" wine. It received a bronze medal at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Wine Competition. With aromas of black cherries, it has rich bold flavors with hints of raspberries and blackberries.
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See page 11 of the flier.
Call 610.718.1861 to register.
Wines of PA
Thursday October 14
Wines of the Finger Lakes
Thursday, October 28 6:30-9 PM
Contact us to schedule an event in your home, at your business, or for your organization.
Congratulations to Bob and Jacki Folwell, winners of the first quiz. They choose a free ticket to Mom's House "Wine Tasting Celebration" on October 23.