This week we are featuring our recent 2018 Best of Class winner, at the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition, Cherry fruit wine for wine of the week!
Here’s what Amy Mullally, CS & WSET Diploma, Professional Wine Judge has to say regarding this classic fruit wine, “This is 100% perfectly ripened cherry wine, with no added artificial flavors or colors. The St. James Winery is a historic fixture in the region and is famous for their premium fruit wines. This wine’s aromas are warm and inviting from the glass, like freshly made cherry compote. Cherry jam and a purity of fruit makes one wonder how they captured the essence of cherry so perfectly. Vibrant and fresh on the palate, sweet without being cloying, there is great natural acidity to balance the rich fruit. A fantastic summer aperitif chilled over ice, this would make a great cocktail as well: think vodka, cherry wine, soda water and a lemon wedge. For the more adventurous, float a bit over your classic whisky sour for a delicious twist. This wine pairs seamlessly with roast pork loin and will also make a fantastic reduction sauce from the pan drippings and a dollop of butter. The options for dessert applications are endless: angel food cake, cherry sweet wine drizzle, fresh cherries, and homemade whipped cream is a great start.”
Try this wine as Mullally recipe suggests or in our Cherry Wine Delight recipe!
Available online, in stores or in our Tasting Room.