Red House RedThis red is a vibrant blend of five different varieties with Cabernet Franc as the main component. Merlot, Pinot Noir, and the French-American varieties-Foch and Regent-have minority roles in the blend, giving this wine a pleasant balance between ripe red fruit and earthy rusticity. This is a perfect table red for anything off the grill and for hearty pastas.
Flavor and Aroma:
The ruby color of this wine is striking! It has a solid, medium body and fresh red fruit aromas (raspberry) and an herbaceous bell pepper aspect. There are marked oak flavors including vanilla spice.
This vibrant red will be most enjoyable for the next two to four years.
Thoughts for Food:
The pizza wine! Any tomato based sauce, cooked or uncooked will be a perfect match to the nice acidity, good texture and fruity character of our house red. Try either a Pasta/Bean salad with a vinegar based dressing or an even richer dish, minestrone soup, to complement this fruity wine.
Wine Makers Comments:
A favorite in my house, Red House Red, is a vibrant blend of vinifera and hybrid varieties. This wine benefits from the art of blending by our winemaking team. Raspberry and blackberry flavors are complimented by a smoky oak finish.
Silver: 2010 Michigan Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver: 2010 Great Lakes Great Wine
Bronze: 2012 Indy International Wine Competition
Black Star Farms 10844 E. Revold Road Suttons Bay, MI 49682