Private Reserve

2011 Church Creek Chardonnay, Steel-fermented

CHATVIN KingNptnChrdny MH130992

Excellent with oysters, clams and seafood pairings, as well as with poultry, pork, salmon, shellfish, cream-based sauces and pastas.

 

100% Dijon clone 95/96 Chardonnay fermented and aged in stainless steel, temperature-controlled tanks.   The result is a wine with a tropical fruit flavor and crisp acidity, with delicate hints of pear and green melon, and mineral elements.  This unoaked Chardonnay, at a sensible 12.5% alcohol, recalls Burgundy more than Napa.  This is a pure expression of the varietal and Eastern Shore terroir, an American Viticultural Area (AVA).

 

Cabernet Franc 

CHATVIN KingNptnCanFrnc KMH130992

 
 
 
Cabernet Franc (75%), Merlot (22%), and Petit Verdot (3%)

A well-balanced blend of the 2009 and 2010 vintages with a very rich, ripe tannic structure.  Flavors of ripe raspberry with a velvety mouth feel.  Floral notes of violet on the nose and a hint of pepper on the finish. Barrel-aged in new French oak for two years.

 

2012 Church Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

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Cabernet Sauvignon (78%), Cabernet Franc (12%), and Petit Verdot (10%)

Grown in a maritime climate on well-drained soils, our Cabernet Sauvignon develop into a well-balanced wine with a ripe tannic structure and flavors of cherry and blackberry complimented with notes of cedar and spice.  There were only 490 cases produced.

 

 

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