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    Wines Of The Month | December 2022

    Wine selections available at local wine stores and wineries in the Fox Valley area

    Adelsheim Vineyard, “Breaking Ground”, Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, 2021
    “The 2021 Vintage was one for the books, and not just because we were celebrating our 50th Anniversary! What a lovely expression of Breaking Ground! This wine is sleek and elegant, redolent of hibiscus tea, fresh cherry, cinnamon bark, and nutmeg. These aromas are echoed on the palate and framed by finessed, fine-grained tannins. $49.99 I will drink this wine with everything.”~ Gina Hennen, Winemaker; LIVE Certified Sustainable, Salmon Safe

    Geneva Wine Cellars and Tasting Room
    227 S 3rd Street
    Geneva, IL 60134

    2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
    Our 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon features a delicate nose of plum and dark chocolate. Made from grapes sourced from California you will get notes of cherries and vanilla swirling together in this fruit forward red. With lighter tannins than you would usually expect from a Cabernet it lends itself to be the perfect sipping wine but has the earthiness you would expect to stand up to a juicy steak.

    Geneva Winery & Tasting Room
    426 S. 3rd St., Suite 1A
    Geneva, IL 60134

    2020 Vintage Ice Wine
    Lynfred Winery’s 2020 Vintage Ice Wine was made with Vidal Blanc grapes grown at Lemon Creek Vineyards in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

    Michigan’s weather conditions during the grape growing season 2020 were exceptional for making ice wine. Early cold temperatures were ideal to freeze the healthy and ripe Vidal Blanc grapes. The grapes were quickly harvested while still frozen, and we were able to make this aromatic and special wine after many years of waiting; the last Lynfred Ice Wine was produced in 2013! Enjoy this amazing dessert wine with hearty cheeses or on its own. The Ice Wine is available at Lynfred Winery and Tasting deVine locations in Roselle, Highland Park, Wheaton, Naperville, and Wheeling. $35.

    Winemaker’s Tasting Notes
    Color: golden with green hues
    Aroma: floral, lychee, nectarines, honey, orange blossom
    Palate: exotic tropical notes, papaya, tangerines, sweet, honey
    Body: full
    Finish: long, rich, velvety
    Foods: Blue cheese & fig glaze, creamy desserts

    Brix: 40º
    Residual Sugar: 18.0%

    Lynfred Winery
    15 S Roselle Rd.
    Roselle, IL 60172

    Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 2018 – Napa Valley, California
    The 2018 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and dark fruit of S.L.V. The wine opens with complex and expressive aromas of dark fruits, currants, and figs along with hints of floral spice, sandalwood, and wet stone. The wine has a vibrant taste and texture with the winery’s classic “Peacock’s Tail” that expands in the mouth and leads to a lingering aftertaste and finish.

    The PRIDE Beer & Wine plus Spirits
    1825 Lincoln Hwy
    St. Charles, IL 60174

    Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 2020
    Tasting Notes: From over 20 ancient vineyards across California and aged in only 10% new oak. Ripe blackberry, black cherry, black raspberry, classic spice and concentration rounded out by juicy acidity and soft tannins. A seriously satisfying wine with inherent depth, complexity, and grace. Blend: 95% Zinfandel, 5% Mataro, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault. Price is $34.98

    SixtyFour – Wine Bar & Kitchen
    123 Water St #105a
    Naperville, IL 60540

    Sirius Raspberry Dessert Wine $28.50
    A beautifully fragrant, elegant port-style dessert wine with the essence of fresh raspberries and a natural acidity. Fortified with grape brandy. This is the perfect accompaniment for rich chocolate desserts. Our favorites include flourless chocolate cake and fudge brownies. It also makes a delicious Kir Royal when combined with the Be Dazzled sparkling wine! Enjoy this wine for the next five to ten years.

    Up North Wine Tasting Room
    9 N. Second Street
    Geneva IL 60134

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