Kings Courage | Cupbearer Cellars | $22
Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, black raspberry, vanilla, spice with a hint of cinnamon. Flavors mimic the exceptional aromas. An excellent everyday red wine!
Pair with rich cheese, red meat, barbequed food, roast duck, pheasant and venison.
2010 Pinot Noir | The Archduke’s Daughter | $24
Aromas of gentle sandalwood incense. Flavors of raspberry, cola and vanilla with a hint of pepper that dominate the initial palate then slowly give way to gentle morel mushroom notes.
Pair with salmon with brown sugar and Dijon mustard glaze, mushroom risotto or duck breast and pork.
NV Pinot Noir | The Archduke’s Daughter | $32
Complex nose of tart cherries, red raspberries, cranberries, fall leaves and cedar. A brilliant blend of soft, ripened fruit with firm round tannins. Lush in the mouth with soft cranberry and raspberry flavors give way to a soft cranberry finish with an array of spice and incense.
Pair with chicken, pheasant, duck, Paella and teriyaki pork.
2012 Pinot Noir | Three Fires Wine | $65
Aromas of cherry, cranberry, black raspberry, toast, graphite, mineral, red apple peal and rose petals. Aromas continue on the palate with additional flavors of forest floor, allspice and fig. Finishes with hints of morels, rich leather and Oolong tea.
Pair with Saltimbocca, mushroom risotto, tea leaf-glazed duck breast, squab, pheasant, lamb or focaccia with Fontina cheese, pear, caramelized onions and pine nuts
2012 Franconia Reserve | Three Fires Wine | $42
Aromas of blackberry, vanilla, oak, cedar, clove, maduro tobacco, black walnut and a crayons box. Flavors of plum pie and vanilla. Nuances of nutmeg and allspice with a lingering finish of dried leaves, leather, venison, hazelnut, prune and oak.
Pair with duck breast, dry rub barbeque, pheasant, venison and ribs with fig sauce, lasagna and pasta.
2012 Dragons Wall | The Archduke’s Daughter | $46
Cab Franc/Merlot blend. Black currant, plum, pepper and cedar notes. Flavors of vanilla crème, black raspberry, jammy black current, Damson plum, with toast, cedar and cocoa. Beautiful balance of dry tannins and creaminess. Long black raspberry vanilla finish.
Pair with rich cheeses, roast beef or steak, roast or grilled lamb red or rich vegetable dishes.
NV Merlot | The Archduke’s Daughter | $32
Aromas of chocolate-covered cherries and black raspberry with hints of earth, vanilla and oak. Flavors of soft, ripe plum, black cherry mocha and black raspberry with oak, black tea and gentle spice notes with a hint of pepper.
Pair with roast beef or lamb, steak and portobello mushrooms.
2010 Reserve Merlot | Three Fires Wine | $58
Lake Michigan Shore
Silver Medal 2014 – Tasters Guild.
Aromas of truffle, black plum, sweet vanilla oak, espresso and cocoa. Flavors of rich, dark red color. Damson plum, dark cherry, vanilla and coffee with a black cherry and cocoa finish.
Pair with Porterhouse or rib eye steak, rack of lamb, Moroccan stew, Shepherd’s Pie, hearty cheese and dark chocolate
2013 Left Bank | Three Fires Wine | $60
Lake Michigan Shore
Rich blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of ripe, dense Damson plum and black raspberry notes with hints of vanilla, oak and potter?s clay. Flavors of soft, ripe plum and black raspberry with oak and gentle spice notes with a hint of pepper. Very Bordeaux-like.
Pair with steak, lamb and other hearty meat dishes and dark chocolate.