|Lake Erie Islands|
|The Winey Family on|
their golf cart
|Kelley's Island Wine Company|
Here is a rundown of my notes on the wines:
Pelee Gamay Noir/Zweigelt: These grapes actually come from Pelee Island. The winery describes it as a spicy blend. I would have to say though that these spices were way dark..not savory in the least. The finish was extremely dry...not a favorite.
Inscription White: a very citrusy sour taste of lemon and lime and finished with a taste of green wood. Very dry, maybe needed some time to sit a bit?
Sunset Pink: A blush wine that is crisp with fruit flavors. There was a little kick at the end of this, a hint of thyme. This was very good!
Coyote White: aroma of white grape juice, and the flavor and taste were very similar to that. The winery says it tastes as if "plucked straight from the vine" and I agree. Very close to grape juice. Not that that's bad, I just wasn't expecting it to be that close!
Long Sweet Red: Never got to taste much of that one. Thank you, Winey Hubby.
But my absolute favorite was the Glacial White (12%, NV, Ohio). It's a pretty pink-ish white color that gives off aromas of white grapes and flowers. It tastes of summer flowers with a tiny little touch of mineral. In fact, there was almost a little bubbling going on there. The finish was crisp around the edges and round and lush in the middle. Very much like a German Riesling and I would put this wine up against any of its German cousins any time! The crisp finish keeps it from being cloyingly sweet, as can happen with the German Rieslings. You just want to keep on sipping this one!!
The next part of our trip involved boarding the ferry once again for the ride over to South Bass Island. Since this article is getting a bit long to fit any island, let's save that wine experience for another day. Look for the Put-In-Bay and Heineman's Winery review up next!
Winey Side Note: In the meantime, the Kelly's Island Wine Fest is being held September 22 from noon -7 pm. The link to the fest will take you to the Chamber of Commerce site, so you can see all the island happenings coming up. I can just imagine how gorgeous it is there in the fall!
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