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Wine tasting in Massachusetts - Jamieson Cobleigh

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Yesterday, reveilles, her mother, and I travelled around central Massachusetts going wine tasting. We visited three wineries: Hardwick Winery, Charlton Orchards Farm and Winery, and Nashoba Valley Winery. reveilles' mother had never been wine tasting before and really enjoyed herself. Here's what reveilles and I brought home:

  • Hardwick Winery:
    • Massetts. Cranberry: A grape wine flavored with cranberry. reveilles liked this more than I did, but it was a pleasant wine with a little tartness from the cranberries.
  • Charlton Orchards Farm and Winery
    • Black Gold: a blackberry dessert wine
    • Three Sisters: a blend of Zinfandel, Chennin Blanc, and Vidal grapes. An enjoyable semi-sweet wine which was more complex than I expected from the blend they used.
    • Obadiah's Fermae: A port style wine, fortified with cherry brandy and blackberry wine. For a port style wine, this was surprisingly smooth, not having the alcoholic taste usually found in young ports.
    • Nate’s Hard Cider: a hard apple cider that reveilles enjoyed, but I didn't care for this one.
  • Nashoba Valley Winery
    • Cyser: a apple wine flavored with honey. reveilles and I have had this before and find it a really enjoyable semi-sweet wine.
    • Raspberry Wine: a raspberry dessert wine that tastes like bottled essence of raspberry. I'm planning on serving this when I make an over-the-top chocolate dessert.
    • Peach Lambic: A lambic beer made with 4 different kinds of wild yeasts. Unlike other lambics I've tried, this one was well balanced and not overly sweet or overly tart.

All in all, a very fun day, though after driving for about 200 miles, I was very glad to get home at the end of the day.

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Date:April 9th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
You like weird fruit wines and sweet wines a lot more than I do, which perhaps explains why I can't abide icewine and you love(d?) it. Nevertheless, wine tasting is indeed fun. Next time you come out we'll have to try someplace other than Santa Ynez -- maybe Temecula, or Paso Robles, or even Calafia and Guadalupe down in Baja, given that we'll probably be living in OC, which cuts 2 hours off the 4-hour trip to Baja.
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Date:April 10th, 2006 06:42 am (UTC)
I do like icewine, but in very small doses. It's also not the type of thing I could drink a (half)-bottle of, my limit is one small glass. Still, we do tend to like sweeter wines.
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Date:April 10th, 2006 10:05 am (UTC)
That sounds like fun! :)

I'm not a big fan on the dry wines, usually. I don't like the tongue/lip-smacking sensation afterwards, with the tannins, etc. Sometimes it depends on the meal I'm having the wine with, though.
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Date:April 10th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)



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