The 2013 Vintage Hits the Shelves
It seems that just as we get to know a wine, that vintage is gone and we have to get acquainted with a new vintage. Admittedly we enjoy getting to know these “youngsters” and working on new pairings that work well with them. The 2013 vintage is just hitting the retail floor now and we have had resounding approval from our visitors.
The first out of the gate was the 2013 Valvin Muscat, winner of 2 gold medals. Next released was the 2013 Vignoles which just won gold at the Indiana International Wine Competition. Both wines are great choices for summer fare. The Valvin Muscat pairs beautifully with strong cheeses (muenster), while the Vignoles works with food seasoned with warm spiced (curry and cumin).
Other recent releases include the 2013 Pinot Gris and 2012 Cabernet Franc. While seafood (shrimp with a citrusy preparation) works well with the Pinot Gris, I would choose the rich, fruity Cabernet Franc with my grilled steak.
As summer winds down we hope you will find time to come and visit us and try these new wines, or others that interest you.
Wishing you a wonderful late summer.
Liz Stamp and the family at Lakewood Vineyards
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