Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cape May Wineries: New Wines Delight!

CAPE MAY WINERY
We visited one of our favorite Cape May Wineries recently to sample some new wines that will soon be bottled and ready for purchase. Trying the latest vintages is like unwrapping a gift - it is a surprise and a delight to discover the latest tastes and intriguing characteristics of the wines.

As members of the Cape May Winery Case Club, a couple of times a year we are invited to sample the latest offerings. Of course, the public is welcome to visit for a wine tasting; tours are frequently offered, as well. In lovely weather, it is pleasant to enjoy a glass of wine - and possibly a cheese plate - on the winery's expansive deck overlooking some of the vines.

During our recent visit, we sampled four wines accompanied by a selection of appetizers.  The new wines, with descriptions provided by experts, are:

2009 Isaac Smith Syrah - "aromas of blackberry jam & cloves, smooth, finishes with just enough spice & tannin to cleanse the palate."

2009 Issac Smith Cabernet Sauvignon - "well balanced with a seductive nose, loaded with cola & spice, finishes with hints of vanilla and soft oak."

2009 Issac Smith Merlot - "lovely mix of fruit & wintergreen on the nose, drinks easy with dark berry flavors & smoky oak on the palate, finishes with spicy tannins & herbal sweetness."

2010 Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay: "A blast of melon & peach upfront with subtle notes of lemon zest, light butter & citrus on the palate, ending with a soft oak finish."

The Cape May Wine Trial winds throughout the County and is a lovely drive - and convenient to the Scarborough Inn - in all seasons.  Cheers!


INNsider Tip: It's always a good idea to call ahead to confirm hours and other details. Cape May Winery & Vineyards (609) 884-1169.


Carol & Gus, Innkeepers
Scarborough Inn
an Ocean City NJ Bed and Breakfast

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