Monday, June 4, 2007
A couple years ago, Paul Lukacs published a book "The Great Wines of America: The Top Forty Vintners, Vineyards, and Vintages" in which he selected 40 wineries that have been producing the same quality wine for the past decade. One winery that did not make the list, but has been extremely consistent in producing quality chambourcin wine is Fiore Winery and their Chambourcin Proprietor's Reserve. Last week we opened our last bottle of their 2001 vintage which won a Gold Medal at the 2005 LA County Fair. This is a medium bodied wine with a slight grapey nose with cherry flavors and a smooth finish. Their 2004 vintage will soon be available and it was recently awarded a Gold at the 2007 San Diego International Wine Competition and Double Gold at the 2006 Tasters Guild Competition. This makes 6 Gold Medals this wine has been awarded this year. When released, this wine will retail for $17.99. Not a bad price.