Thursday, July 12, 2012
Cape May's newest winery - Jessie Creek Winery
After five challenging years and some set-backs due to the state and the pending legislation, they opened their doors April 2012 with five varietals of wine - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chambourcin, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. (Five seems to be their lucky number)
Jessie Creek has five acres planted and their vines are eight years old. Their barrel program for their Chambourcin is 3 years in French oak and their Chardonnay is aged in Hungarian oak. To date they have produced 1200 cases.
We did taste all their wines. Believe it or not, I really liked their Chambourcin. It had a nice berry nose was dry and well balanced. (I'm not a big fan of hybrid reds) Their Chardonnay was nice too, well balanced at 12.8% alcohol.
I wish Dr. Morrison and Art the best of luck and look forward to many more visits and tastings with them!