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:
PINOT GRIS - Cold Friday Vineyard, MD 2011
Soft, gentle tropical fruit perfume with notes of honey
CHARDONNAY - Cold Friday Vineyard, MD 2010
Silver, World Wine Competition 2011
Aromas of apple and peach follow a soft entry. Light-bodied, crisp and very lightly oaked.
GYPSY ROSE 2011
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
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
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.
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.
LORD BALTIMORE MARYLAND PORT 2005 (375 ml)
This port of cabernet sauvignon has rich blackberry flavors with a hint of anise and deep color.