Single Varietal Reds
2018 Cynthiana - A Nouveau style Cynthiana that leans away from its usual earthy and and herbaceous nature. Instead, bright cherry and vanilla essences and soft textures impress.
2014 Chambourcin - This French-American hybrid grape grows well in cooler climates and has a slightly higher acidity than vinifera. Berry essences dominate with hints of cedar and vanilla.
2015 Syrah - Light Bodied Red that's great with meals. Blackberry and plum essences along with Black pepper and Chocolate hints.
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon - Our Cabernet Sauvignon has well-developed richness and soft texture. A nose of violet and dark fruit and flavors of cherry and plum are all followed with a light spice finish.
2015 Concord - Deliciously sweet and renowned for its irresistible grape flavor, this unique concord wine has a soft mouthfeel and is ready to chill and enjoy!
Single Varietal Whites
2017 Chardonnay - This stainless Chardonnay offers apple, pear, citrus and banana lightly oaked to ginger and spice.
2017 Riesling - A lovely, semi-sweet wine which is light and bright and bursting with green apple, tangerine and melon.
Red & White Blends
Win-Place-Show White - Bursting out of the gate with lemon and bright peach essences, apricot makes a strong move at the turn. Riding the rail in the homestretch, crisp acidity provides a memorable finish that will have you placing your bet on Win-Place-Show White.
Photo Finish Sweet White - Fruitfulness abounds in this sweet white with honeysuckle and melon followed by ripe apple, golden pear and tropical fruits.
Win-Place-Show Red - A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cynthiana and Chambourcin.
Photo Finish Sweet Red - Medium bodied wine with hints of red Currant, raspberry going 'nose to nose' with sweet cinnamon essence closing in for a fruitful photo finish.
Lover's Leap Rose' - This semi-sweet Rose' is refreshing as it strikes a delicate balance between sweetness and acidity. Chill and enjoy!
The summer of 2014 was “average” in the way of rainfall, sunshine and temperatures. Though, the white wines produced from the fruit of that season were expressive in nature and profile. From year to year, a certain intuitive connection to the weather around the vineyard guides the practices for vine care and training. For instance, in hotter, dryer seasons more canopy may be left to slightly shade the delicate, golden clusters of Chardonnay; keeping them a few degrees cooler beneath the leaves of the vine. And in turn, the opposite is likely in cloud covered, rainy seasons to discourage mold growth in the fruit zone; it’s those small details in the vineyard that have a profound impact on fruit quality.
This 2014 vintage Chardonnay has been aged for 45 months in a Kentucky oak barrel toasted to medium. In the spring of 2016, the vintner’s notes indicate that this 2014 Chardonnay was barreled shortly after cold stabilization in a jacketed, stainless steel tank. The potential of barrel #416 was not determined until September of 2018 when it was noted by the vintner that despite the age of the wine, it continued to vastly improve with time. Some of the earlier journal entries describing the profile of barrel #416 read, “long intriguing finish” and “impressive texture, this barrel has star-quality.” When a barrel presents character that leaves a rare, indelible impression such as with #416, it is reflected in the records and the barrel is marked with a “star” drawn on the barrel-head with white chalk. The barrel is then aged and tended, watched and guided.
Estate Reserve Wines
Our reserve wines are small batch bottlings only available for purchase at the winery. These specially handled small batch wines are rare and of very high quality.
2018 Estate Reserve Vidal Blanc - Tropical Fruit, Honeysuckle blossom and melon brilliantly express in this light and crisp Vidal Blanc. A clean and refreshing dry white from 25 year old vines.
2014 Estate Reserve Chardonnay - Exceptional fruit offering paired with light caramel, vanilla, roasted hazelnut and butter make this smooth textured wine very memorable.
2016 Estate Reserve Chambourcin - By reducing overall Chambourcin yield for 2016, we were able to produce this exceptional vintage. Aged 36 months in Kentucky white oak barrels, this wine is very deep. Exceptional expression of blackberry, raspberry, vanilla and faint cedar hints thrust this elegant Chambourcin into an astounding varietal class.
2012 Grand Reserve Cab Franc - This memorable vintage of our Cabernet Franc was harvested on October 4, 2012 from 20 year old vines; that hot, dry summer yielded a ripe and beautiful harvest. Taste the Kentucky sunshine, rain and soil rich in limestone as they have communed together for 5 long years in Kentucky oak barrels to create rich and silky texture. A profile of essences present as cherry and nutmeg along with clove, vanilla and hints of mint and eucalyptus. Lighter in body, but stout in tannic structure and complexity, it’s best to take your time with this beautiful, Kentucky Cabernet Franc.
2013 Estate Reserve Cynthiana - This American beauty, also called Norton is distinctly unique and grown in our vineyards from some of the oldest plantings in Kentucky. This wine has a profile that is rich and pleasurable as it expresses this truly American grape. A complex nose excites with hints of violet, coffee and spice as dark, jammy fruits envelope the palate.
2013 Reserve Merlot - The concentrated, bold flavors of our reserve Merlot will bring you into their embrace with essences of cinnamon, plum, sweet smoke and light chocolate. The rich flavors envelope your palate with tannins that will leave a lasting impression.
2012 Limited Cabernet Sauvignon - Showcasing the distinctive character of our Central Kentucky vineyards, this purely "Kentucky" Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits aromas of violet, cherry and toasted almond with hints of vanilla and clove at the smooth lingering finish.
2014 Single Barrel Chardonnay - Aging 45 months in Kentucky oak has given this beautiful Chardonnay such amazing depth that mere words cannot effectively describe it. The complexity of the flavor profile and silky texture have the potential to leave you speechless. A small bottling of only 25 cases give the Single Barrel wines their name; 300 numbered bottles are all there is.
2013 Single Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon -
This small bottling of a single barrel Cabernet Sauvignon was drawn from cask unfiltered; filling a mere 300 bottles. Experience this rare, expressive wine just as the vintner did while walking the rows of barrels searching for nobility among them.there is.
------------Reserve wines are available for tasting on Friday and Saturday ONLY------------