PA – Lake Erie
Size: 750ml – Bottle
Can ship to addresses within PA, TX, MN, CA, OH, FL, VA, IL, MO, DC and other select states.
Unique to us among Lake Erie wineries, the little known vinifera variety Carmine is a cross of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carignan. Aged 30 months in American Oak, this deeply colored, cool climate red is light on the palate with hints of lemongrass, sassafras and mint.
Finishing with notes of dark chocolate, it pairs nicely with grilled beef, pork, or roast poultry, and with Cajun or Creole fare.
Current Vintage Awards
Bronze Medal – 2016 International Women's Wine Competition
Recent Vintage Awards
Bronze Medal – 2015 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
Taste & Character
Recommended Bottle Longevity: Medium (3-5 years)
Total Cases: 77
Harvest Dates: October 2012 & 2013
Vineyard: John and Cindy Moorhead Farms
Bottling Date: May 2016
Release Date: June 2016
Average Degree Brix at Harvest: 22
Titratable Acidity: 0.70 g/L
pH at Bottling: 3.61
Alcohol Level: 12.9%
Blend/Composition: 60% 2012 Carmine, 33% 2013 Carmine, 7.5% 2015 CA Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: On the skins for 7 days, and punch downs 3 times a day
Yeast: D254 and full Malo-lactic
Aging: 30 months in American oak barrels
We can ship wine direct to addresses within PA, and select states.
You must be 21 years or older to enter the online wine store and adult signature (21 yrs or older) is required to receive delivery of all shipped wine orders. If an adult is not at your home address during the day, we recommend you have the package shipped to your workplace if possible.
Wine CANNOT ship via FedEx Smartpost. If this is chosen as the shipping method, we will automatically change the shipper to FedEx. Extra charges may be incurred.
For convenience and to save on shipping you can order online and pick up later at our Winery or at our Erie Colony Plaza retail location. Just select PICK UP AT WINERY as the shipping method during check-out.