PA - Lake Erie
Size: 750ml - Bottle
Can ship to addresses within PA, OH, NY, TX CA, FL, VA, IL and 32 other states
New Bottling from a great vintage! Unique to us among Lake Erie wineries, the little known vinifera variety Carmine is a cross of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carignan and it combines the strengths of each into an interesting and delightful medium bodied dry red. Hints of earthy leather from Cab Sauv, smooth black currant from Merlot, and spicy lemongrass, sassafras and mint from the Carignan. Aged 15 months in American Oak, this deeply colored, cool climate red is easy on the palate with complex flavors.
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
Silver Medal - 2023 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition San Diego, CA
Taste & Character
Recommended Bottle Longevity: Medium (3-5 years)
Total Cases: 22
Harvest Dates: October 2019
Vineyard: John and Cindy Moorhead Farms
Bottling Date: Mar 2021
Release Date: Mar 2021
Average Degree Brix at Harvest: 21.4
Titratable Acidity: 10.7 g/L
pH at Bottling: 3.58
Alcohol Level: 12.6%
Blend/Composition: 100% 2019 Carmine
Fermentation: On the skins for 9 days, punch downs 2 times a day
Aging: 26 months in neutral French 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.