|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
an Ocean City NJ Bed and Breakfast