Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday Morning Blog
Raspberries, Strawberries and Peaches - They're Not Just For Breakfast Any More
Horton's award winning wines are a scrumptious libation any way you pop their cork but, my dears, I'm in love with their fruit wines. Yes, their fruit wines.
Oh, I know you wine purists out there are rolling your eyes at me. Real wines are made from grapes like chardonnay, cabernet and syrah not from strawberries, raspberries and blackberries but these wines are different.
These are not the syrupy sweet, home made concoctions that sat on grandma's side board in crystal carafes. No, indeed. These are grown up, sophisticated fruits of the Piedmont that are as sunny and bright as our fields of clover. They are real wines that celebrate our bounty with every gossamer sip.
Chateau Le Cabin is Horton's brand name for his fruit wines. There are nine fruit wines: blackberry, blueberry, cherry, cranberry, pear, peach, plum, raspberry and strawberry.
I like to think of these wines as antioxidants in a bottle although I'm not sure that the USDA would count a glass of Chateau Le Cabin as a daily serving of the required amounts of fruits and vegetables.
"Unlike most fruit wines, these are not candy sweet, but more like serious premium grape wines that are well balanced in acidity and sugar. Grape wine is added to make the wine more complex and food-worthy," said Horton. And so they are.
6399 Spotswood Trail
Gordonsville, VA 22942
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