We then went out to a local winery they were interested in seeing. The winery was having its first open house. The winery is the Tyler Ridge Winery. Ed and Jennifer tried several glasses of wine. The owners of the winery are Mike and Kathy Dennis. Mike is pouring samples in the pictures.
Here's what my brother Ed said about the winery:
We really enjoyed the wines (all bottles $15). It was a day for socializing and making way for others who wanted to taste — not for compiling detailed tasting notes. In any case:You can read Ed's entire post by clicking here.
- Norton and Chambourcin were surprisingly mellow for 2010 vintages. Mike Dennis said the Norton was aged for several months in oak.
- Burnt Barn Red, named after an unfortunate event on Dennis property, is a semi-sweet blend of Norton and Chambourcin, a great summer red that could be chilled.