Monday, May 5, 2008
After a nice hike up Sugerloaf Mountain, we headed quickly to the mountain's base to enjoy the rest of the afternoon at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard. We have visited this winery on numerous occasions - always after hiking or picking fruit at Butler's Orchard. The writeup of our first visit is available at Compass Tours. We tried two new wines, their Dry Rose and the 2006 Circe. Of the two, we enjoyed the Circe more. This wine is a blend of five Bordeaux grapes and is only aged 5 months in oak. Thus the wine does not absorb much tannins from the wood and is extremely smooth with a short finish. It has a jammy cherry flavor and almost a whole cluster feel; that means intense fruit flavor. The Circe was a nice drinking wine for the afternoon.