Chaos is a good descriptor of our journey to becoming a winery. All of us, with full time jobs, spent our nights, weekends, and holidays farming, making wine, creating a brand, and opening a tasting room - an amazing journey. We celebrate our chaotic beginnings by creating blended wines that represent a harmonious blend of several differentred grape varietals to create this supple, approachable red wine. Fruit forward with a hint of toast from the oak and a long finish. Kick back, forget the chaos in your life, enjoy the moment with a glass of exceptional wine.
Silver Michigan Wine Competition
This wine is made from a blend of several different grapes - 44% Cabernet Franc, 26% Merlot, 20% Pinot Noir and 10% Chambourcin. Pinot Noir was harvested on September 29th and Chambourcin the first week of October. Both were feremented separately. The Cabernet Franc and Merlot were harvested on October 30th and co-fermented. The final blend was pulled together in early February and then we added oak chips for a faster oak extraction. It was filtered and then bottled in mid-April.
Berry, especially cherry with a subtle oak undertone.
Medium dry, medium bodied and with light tannins. Cherry and berry flavors pop along with the oak in the slow finish.
Medium, ruby color
Burger off the grill, your favorite pizza or a nice light summer pasta dish
April 19th, 2011
Retail $15 per bottle
Case price $13.50