Rams and Ewes
To purchase these wines: visit local retail outlets
- Fort Collins:
- Pringle’s Fine Wines and Spirits – 2100 W. Drake Road, #11
- Wilbur’s Total Beverage – 2201 S. College Avenue
or call (970) 434-3264 x201 (Judy), or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This crisp and fruity white is a blend of a base of the 2011 and 2012 vintages of Chardonnay, which gives it a solid fruit and mouth-feel, and varying amounts of seven other vinifera and hybrid American cultivars. Though the alcohol is high, these additions counter it with acidity, complex and forward fruit characteristics across the palate, and interesting spicy and muscat-like notes. Its acidity and fruit work well with fish, shellfish, chicken, and rabbit, especially when sipping before food bites and having a water cleanser afterwards.
This high alcohol, dark and fruity red is made from a base of the 2011 and 2012 vintages of Syrah, which give it intense fruit and some smoky notes, plus 4 other vinifera and hybrid American cultivars, which put more acidity in the taste, lend complexity to the nose and middle palate, and exhibit some spicy aromatics and flavors. A tiny touch of oak helps tame the acidity and forward tannins and also enhances mouthfeel.
Ewe Delight White
This dry, crisp and fruity white is comprised of a base from the 2012 vintage of Gewürztraminer, along with varying amounts of 4 other Colorado grown vinifera and hybrid American cultivars. It features both fruitiness and solid acidity, balanced and complex characteristics across the mid-palate, and touches of spice and muscat, with some refreshing bitters to the after taste. Its acidity and dry fruitiness work well with fish, shellfish, chicken, mild white sauces, and rabbit.
Baby It’s Ewe is a fruity but dry, softly rounded wine, with intense fruit and floral notes to the nose, and moderate acidity with some muscat and spicy notes to the aftertaste. Should pair well with young farm cheeses, as well as all cheddars. Grilled chicken, pork, veal, and rabbit should pair well, as well as white sauces that are not too sweet.
This dark and fruity red is comprised of a base from the 2011 vintage of Syrah,which gives it intense red fruit and some smoky notes, plus 3 other vinifera and hybrid American cultivars, which put more acidity in the taste, lend both red and dark fruit complexity to the nose and middle palate, and add some spicy and oak notes. Though high in alcohol, it has solid restrained tannins that smooth it out and give it enhanced mouthfeel and some length to the finish. Will stand up to grilled meats with some spiciness, but will also pair with red pastas and add interest to cheeses like manchego and gouda.