Friday, April 10, 2009

Hi Friends, just letting you know I will be at the vineyard from 1 to 5pm Saturday for this very special release party. I will have recipes for you featuring our new wines. Please join me for this fun event! See you there!

Somerset RidgeVineyard & Winery ...............Great Wines From Kansas!

Reserve Red Release Party This Saturday!
We're having a party and you are invited!
Join us from 11-5 this Saturday, April 11, for the release of our 2006 Cabernet Franc Reserve and our 2007 Cuvee Rouge Reserve.
This is a great opportunity to taste our limited-production reserve reds (we don't normally sample these due to the small amounts available.) Descriptions of these wines are below. We'll also have other treats and activities to enjoy with the wine. The weather is forecast to be beautiful, so we hope to see you!
Our Spring tasting room hours are 11-5 Wed-Sat Noon-5 Sundays.

Cabernet Franc Reserve

We are very excited to announce the release of our 2006 Cabernet Franc Reserve.
We love the Cabernet Franc grape. It is one the great grapes of the Bordeaux region of France. It is actually a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.Cabernet Franc is also especially well suited to our Kansas hillside vineyard. It is very cold-hardy so it tolerates our winters just fine and it loves our long, sunny growing season. It also develops great character from our limestone-laced soil.
Our 2006 Reserve was made entirely with Cabernet Franc grapes from our oldest vines, planted in 1998. After crush, the grapes were fermented in small open top tanks, then gently pressed and transferred to new American Oak barrels for aging.
The resulting wine is certainly among the best we have ever produced. Very rich and concentrated, yet surprisingly smooth and supple for a young wine. It has the characteristic Cabernet Franc bouquet of violets and flavor of crushed raspberries.Only fifty cases of this special wine were produced. It will be available for sampling and purchase at the tasting room on Saturday. $24.99/bottle.

The second reserve wine we are releasing this Saturday is our 2007 Cuvee Rouge.
This wine is a 50/50 blend of our estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. As with the Cabernet Franc Reserve, only our best grapes were used and the wine was aged in 100% new oak barrels.
The blending of these two noble grapes in equal parts results in a multi-layered, rich yet smooth wine with lots of cherry and blackcurrant fruit. Anyone who has tasted wine from the great Bordeaux estate Cheval Blanc, which uses the same blend, will know what we mean. Only fifty cases of this exceptional wine were produced. $18.99/bottle.
Upcoming Events About Town
April 27 - Wine dinner with Dennis & Cindy at Yia Yia's Eurobistro!
Please join us for a casual wine dinner at the terrific Yia Yia's Eurobistro, located at 119th & Roe. We'll have some great food specially prepared by Yia Yia's chefs to complement the selected Somerset Ridge wines.
We'll be happy to chat about all things wine while we enjoy the meal at this great venue.Only $39/person. This is filling up fast, so call 913-345-1111 to reserve your spot
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you in the vineyard!
Dennis & Cindy Reynolds
Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery
phone: 913-491-0038

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