Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Five new wine releases greet spring at Vynecrest

New Releases
2013 Blueberry
2013 Autumn Gold
2013 Bear Naked Chardonnay
2013 First Blush
2013 DiVyne Red

March Specials 
* Wine of the Month - Chardonnay, additional 10% off
* 3 Pack of the Month - three semi-sweet Riesling for $30

*available at winery only, 3 pack cannot be combined with other offers

March - Lehigh Valley Wine Trail March Passport Program

There are a few passports available for sale at Blue Mountain Vineyards for the last two weekends of the March Passport Program. The winery will be open for tastings but all food pairings are exclusively for passport holders.

When you arrive for your food and wine pairing, head downstairs to they Vyneskeller to have your passport stamped and get your food pairing. And don't forget to collect your gift - a slate beverage coster with our winery logo on it.

Week 3 & 4 Pairing: Chipotle Pulled Pork Sliders with Provolone Cheese on slider rolls paired with Traminette White Wine.

Glass Half Empty
Cellar update, by Malachi Duffy

The 2013 wines are starting to roll out. We have bottled and released Bear Naked Chardonnay, Blueberry, Autumn Gold, First Blush & DiVyne Red. The next wines to be bottled are Vignoles and Traminette.

This past week we put together the final blends of our dry reds. Everything tastes great so far. We will need to put some finishing touches on them before they are able to be bottled and released.

Along with Chambourcin, Lemberger and Pinot Noir, we blended a new dry red. We are aging this to-be-named wine in American oak barrels. It will likely not be available until the fall at the earliest. It is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc (predominantly Merlot). We aren't going to call it Merlot because we don't want to be forced to have 75% Merlot in it every year (by law, a varietal wine must contain 75% of the variety on the label). The goal with this wine is to make the best red blend our vineyard can produce for that vintage. This is an exciting wine and I look forward to monitoring (tasting) its progression in the cellar.

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