Tuesday, June 12, 2012

This week at the Market: Elk Run Vineyards

Celebrate Maryland Wine Week with us! Elk Run Vineyards, one of the top wineries on the East Coast, combines modern research and technology with traditions and practices of old world wine making to produce extremely fine wines with character, structure, balance, and gorgeous color. Bob and Susan Cecil look forward to returning for their sixth year at Cheverly Community Market. They've always enjoyed their involvement and appreciate the kind reception they've received from market volunteers and patrons.

This weekend, Elk Run Vineyards is featuring our dry red wines from the 2010 vintage year. 2010 was their best growing season in the past decade and arguably the best in the 32 years they've have been in operation. Elk Run Vineyards' latest awards are from the Beverage Testing Institute: they received gold medals for their 2010 Merlot (91 points-Exceptional) and Pinot Noir (90 points-Exceptional), and a silver medal for their Cabernet Franc (89 points-Highly Recommended)

You're sure to find a wine suitable for any occasion, be it a formal meal or casual hangout with friends and family. Make sure to visit Bob and Susan at the Market this Saturday and let them help you find a perfect wine (or three!)

UPDATE: Here are the planned offerings for the Market this week:

Dry Wines:
PINOT GRIS - Cold Friday Vineyard, MD 2011
New Release

Soft, gentle tropical fruit perfume with notes of honey

CHARDONNAY - Cold Friday Vineyard, MD 2010
Silver, World Wine  Competition 2011

Best Buy
Aromas of apple and peach follow a soft entry. Light-bodied, crisp and very lightly oaked.

Gold, Best  of Category, Governor's Cup 2009
A rose of Cabernet Sauvignon/Pinot Noir. Dry with cherry and rose petal aromas, smooth and full-bodied.

RED DOOR - Cold Friday Vineyard, MD 2011
New Release
A multi-grape blend made using the saignee process giving the wine bright red berry fruit flavors with smooth tannins. A light, easy-drinking  red wine.

PINOT NOIR - Cold Friday Vineyard MD 2010
Gold, World Wine Competition  2011
Classic pinot noir, dark color, complex flavors, moderate tannins. Smooth, soft and silky with hints of cherry, raspberry and blackberry fruit.

MERLOT - Cold Friday Vineyard MD 2010
Silver, International Tasters Guild 2011.  Silver, Atlantic Seaboard 2011
Rich in color, flavors of cherry and blackberry with soft tannins, good balance and a medium finish.

SYRAH - Cold Friday Vineyard MD 2010
New Release
Dark ruby color with coffee, mocha, and walnut cookie aromas. Rich dried plum flavors with subtle spice notes and a balanced finish.

CABERNET FRANC - Cold Friday Vineyard MD 2010
Gold, International  Tasters Guild, Double Gold, San Francisco International Wine Competition (2008 vintage)
Raspberry, upfront tannins and a hint of black pepper with a long finish.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON - Cold Friday Vineyard 2010 

Double Gold: MD Governor's Cup (2008 vintage)
Rich blackberry flavors, well-balanced and mouth filling.

Sweet Wines:
GEWURZTRAMINER - Cold Friday Vineyard MD  2010 

Bronze, World Wine Competition
Grapefruit and lychee fruit aromas with citrus overtones

RIESLING - Cold Friday Vineyard MD  2009
Bronze, Atlantic Seaboard Competition 2011
Very fruity with peach and apple flavors.  Clean finish.

New Release
This port of cabernet sauvignon has rich blackberry flavors with a hint of anise and deep color.

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