Arrowhead Special Tasting, August 19 2016

Arrowhead Spring Vineyards will be at Gates Circle Wine & Liquor, in Buffalo, New York, to introduce some of their top wines to our local customers. Founded in 2005, this winery creates 5,000 cases of wine annually, several of which have are highly acclaimed according to the Wine Spectator.

The Soil:

The soil they use is limestone based clay, originally a sea bed with neutral acidity. The limestone ridge is the same as the one that runs through the Great Lakes. The limestone synergizes with the Great Lakes to create a maritime microclimate ideal for a vineyard. The soil is reminiscent of Burgundy and combined with the local weather, helps Arrowhead grow a larger variety of grapes.

 

We have selected a few of their Red Blends, a few Charonnay and a Riesling to give you a taste of this vineyard.

The Wines:

In-Store Wine Tasting

The Cool Terrior is a 2012 medium-bodied red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah. It is a velvety smooth wine and easy drinking wine.

The Red Meritage is a 2010 reserve a medium-bodied blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This wine has been aged for 23 months in French, Eastern European and American oak barrels.

The Semi Dry Riesling, is a white wine made using Finger Lakes fruit. It is a fruit cocktail  of green apple, peach and citrus flavors.

The Unoaked Chardonnay is a white wine with citrus and earthly notes blended with lemongrass. It has an apple blossom nose and a soft fruit palate.

The Reserve Chardonnay is a white wine with a marvellous acidity that is mixed with soft subtle cream and vanilla flavors. It tastes like a nectarine slices on toasted creme fraiche.

Join us on Friday, August 19th at 4 P.M. in the store to taste these wines for yourself. James Susice of Arrowhead Spring Vineyards will be there to meet you and pour your favourite Arrowhead wine.

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