Westport Rivers Winery.
I am preparing a dinner for the Marthas Vineyard Food & Wine Festival in August and I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Bill Russel (winemaker)and Craig Caesar (their man on the road slinging their juice like no ones business).
Of all the wines 2 stood out among the amazing lineup, now known for their brut there is no reason that there lesser limited production wines should not be getting the writes up they deserve.
2008 RKATSITELI 218 cases made
Georgian Varietal . Aromas of lemon, lime, medium body and crispy dry
2009 ROSE OF PINOT NOIR 600 cases made
Not yet even released in their own store this rose was unreal! Just bottled less than 5 weeks ago this is rose that any guy can drink with confidence. I had the chance to compare against the 2008 and by far 2009 when released soon is going to be a hit.
Complex in your face bouquet of strawberries, floral elements and what they say is cotton candy...you could live in the nose. Balanced rich and a great fruit finish.
Supporting local farms is one of the things I am most proud of when I think about my career, but sometimes I feel that many support local and don't consider quality. I can honestly say that Westport Rivers is by far one of the highest quality vineyards in America. And best of all.....a local business to support and be proud of.