|2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (PennyFarthing)|
Before it was taken from its cradle in France and raised in the New World as a muscular brute, Cabernet (in both its varietal manifestations) had aristocratic roots which obliged it to greatness by striving to inspire rather than to assault. Our winery’s notion of Cabernet Sauvignon aligns not with the fruitforward, fleshy style of Australia, but with the sinewy, deeply energetic offerings of Bordeaux.
|2009 Chardonnay (PennyFarthing)|
How seldom today does one find Chardonnay permitted to express its true nature, resembling more a lush, sweet golden delicious apple than the oppressive toast and butter we see nowadays.
We all know that California Chardonnay has become something of a beast.
|Dry Rosé (PennyFarthing)|
This is not the pink sodapop embarrassment so aptly termed “blush.” In the French tradition, serious dry rosé is a byproduct of our Bordeaux-style red wine production. After crushing grapes for red wine, winemakers often draw off a portion of clear juice for rosé production in order to increase the skin-tojuice ratio, thus the color and tannin of the red. This lush, ripe juice needed some fresh energy, so we blended in 8% Sauvignon Musqué to enhance its aromatic freshness.