Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for August, 2012

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

During our most recent Cape May wine trail trip we had to stop at one of our favorite wineries again, Cape May Winery & Vineyard. If you’re not getting tired of me writing about Cape May Winery, I will keep doing so because I love going here. I highly recommend this New Jersey winery! They have a great selection and it’s one of the most relaxing places to enjoy a glass of wine and some snacks. Cape May Winery has a beautiful tasting room, a nice backyard (vineyard) patio, a lovely deck that overlooks the vines, and a good variety of cheese and crackers to enjoy while you sip your Cape May wine.

I wrote about Cape May Winery earlier this year. I just looked at the wines I tasted then. The wines I sampled during our recent trip were mostly different. I tried to mix up my choices for you!

The Wines

Lighthouse White – Is a nice crisp fruity wine. The freshness and hint of honeysuckle provide a nice summery feel.

Lighthouse Riesling – This Riesling smells good and tastes just as good. It’s sweet and crisp and releases lemon and honey flavors.

Lighthouse Red – This one had to come home with me. Although, it was like picking a puppy – I really wanted all of them to come home with me. This red was a little more like a blush in the way in which it was sweet and crisp and light in color. However, unlike a blush, it wasn’t overly sweet or tart. This blend of Merlot, Syrah, and Chambourcin was a nice surprise. Red fans may not like this, but I think sweet drinkers and white fans will. The Lighthouse Red is really good with chocolate.

Isaac Smith Apple – Delicious. Apple fans, you’ll love this wine! Kristen bought it. When I was at her apartment she offered me some and I had to decline, only because I didn’t want to drink the whole bottle on her. A little isn’t enough. Just take a sniff of this wine and you get a blast of Fuji and Granny Smith apples. Inhale as you sip for a delightful experience. Don’t let the apple fool you, it’s only slightly sweet. I was able to taste the alcohol on the way down.

Isaac Smith Fini Blanc – Also delicious, this wine also had to come home with me! It was so good, I saved it for my birthday. I also enjoyed a glass of this on Cape May Winery’s deck. I think I’m partial to white wines that present apricot flavors like this one did. As my palate leans to the sweeter side, I must warn you that this is a Dessert Wine. Sweet fans, you will enjoy it.

Cape May Red – This award winning wine has a smooth and bitter finish. You really taste the red berry flavors. The vanilla oak flavor adds to the smoothness and presents a pleasant mouth feel.

These are all quality wines! Be sure to stop here during your Cape May trips or as one of your New Jersey wine trail stops!

www.capemaywinery.com

Wine responsibly.

Rating

5 Wine Glasses (Out of 5)

Read Full Post »

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Tom and I had been here before and I wasn’t looking forward to returning. This winery, like most of the others in this area, is also off of Route 47. If you’re heading North, it’s past Jessie Creek Winery.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


My wonderful husband, Tom, has been keeping track of wine activity in the Cape May area, one of our favorite destinations to visit. By checking in on the New Jersey Wine Growers Association website Tom found out about Jessie Creek Winery and I’m so glad he did. We planned a trip to Cape May and intended to check out 2 new wineries including Jessie Creek Winery. We had seen ads for Willow Creek Winery in Cape May. We stopped here a couple months ago when we saw they were opening in the spring. They weren’t open. We tried stopping by again on this Cape May wine trail day and they still weren’t open. That’s fine, but then don’t advertise that you’re opening. This turned out fine because we started the day out wonderfully with Jessie Creek Winery. (more…)

Read Full Post »

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Atmosphere

I’m not sure what to say about this place, um… unique. Cava Winery is about 16 minutes away from Ventimiglia Vineyard, one of the 3 wineries in the North Jersey area. We had looked at Cava’s website before heading there and were really excited about checking it out because everything looked really nice. I was really interested in their fruity wines. (more…)

Read Full Post »