Spanish name, Gardens of the Sun, to honor our agricultural workers. A wholistic wine estate that is family, dog, bicycle, and horse friendly. Tiny bites are always served with our wines-wines made to make your food, family, and friends better. Paradisos del Sol is an expression of my soul. The winery is not named for me (even though I am plenty arrogant!), because it is more than just my sweat in a bottle of Paradisos Red. I have help tending the vines, lots of different sweat irrigates our paradise. My wife Barbara Sherman does all the paperwork, plenty of sweat there! She also helps runs the tasting room with me. Even as early as 4, our son Kevin (now 17) helped by pulling weeds, picking grapes, and putting bottles on the bottling line. Visit his Jellybean & Wine Charm Store when you come see us (also seasonal cherries and melons). We are believers in letting the grapes become wine. We are Winegrowers not Winemakers. Our job is to eat grapes and imagine what wine they wish to be-then provide the best conditions for the transformation into great wine. Sometimes we use barrels, sometimes tanks. Most often a barrel is the cocoon where the juice transforms into a dry table wine. Sometimes the wines yearn to be sweet and luscious and a temperature-controlled tank is the cocoon. (But then Angelica is sweet, luscious, and barrel-fermented [it's just complex]).
Allied Wine Corp. is a family owned and operated winery and distillery, with a combined team of experience and practice of over 50 years in winemaking and distillation. Together, we present the highest quality kosher wine and spirits, proudly treated to serve as the best specialty and unique kosher wines. Today Allied Wine Corp. is leading the latest trends in kosher market with the highest trust of wine and spirit lovers, it is nothing more than a simple result of our effort in originality and authentication.
2014 Johnson Estate Lake Erie Pink Niagara Blush Wine 750 mL
Manufacturer: Johnson Estate Winery
Brand: Johnson Estate
Grapes have been grown at Johnson Estate for well over a century. The winery, established in 1961, is the oldest estate winery in New York State. All of the European and American grapes used to make the estate wines are grown within 3000 feet of the winery and our grape varieties have been selected for their excellent wine-making quality and suitability for the Lake Erie microclimate.
Here, have a cigar! We just had twins, one year apart. The 2015 vintage was slightly different in early growing season timing from 2014, but the final effect was the same, with big heat, big crop and big expectations. The acids are down, the alcohols are hovering around 14%, and the work we did to minimize over-extraction resulted in more elegant wines than a hot vintage deserves. Similar to 2014, the fruit was impeccably clean and devoid of disease, with only a little sunburn being tossed from the sorting conveyor. Whites again look fully ripe, texturally rich, and yet balanced. With the recent extremes of two very cool vintages in 2010 and 2011, followed by four progressively warmer vintages into record territory really never seen before, we have had to be skillful at adaptation and thankful for living in a "cool" climate. We'll just have to learn to count higher-more heat, more fruit, more, more!