At Cardinal Point, our winemaker, Tim Gorman, is the Vineyard Manager as well. With 24 years of experience growing vitus vinifera vines at Cardinal Point, Tim's expertise as a grower shows up in the quality of his wines.
Tim takes great pains to ripen his fruit to the best quality possible... since he knows he'll be the one paying for any shortcomings in the winery! And although he will tell you that the best wines make themselves, he clearly enjoys expressing his creative side in the cellar, as evidenced by our very popular signature blends.
This is a Cabernet Franc Rosé wine, made using the pressiage method. Early harvest fruit was balanced with fully ripe grapes so there is excellent acidity, loads of berry flavor, and even pleasing tannin on the finish.
Food Pairing: Lighter foods cooked on the grill, preferably with lots of garlic!
Retail Bottle Price: $15.00 - Buy Now
Wine Cooperative Member Price: $12.00 - Wine Club
|2012 Clay Hill Cabernet Franc|
Returning to our line-up after skipping the challenging 2011 vintage, this fruit comes from our friends, the Peltons, at nearby Clay Hill Vineyard. Boasting flavor of cherry and black pepper, this is a great wine from a great place.
Retail Bottle Price: $25.00 - Buy Now
Wine Cooperative Member Price: $20.00 - Wine Club
|2012 Cab. F. + Vio|
93% Cab Franc, co-fermented with 7% Viognier. It's Back! Beautiful bright ruby colored and medium bodied, with big fruit in the mid-palate, followed be a dollop of vanilla, and just enough tannin to hold up to richer dishes.
Retail Bottle Price: $21.00 - Buy Now
Wine Cooperative Member Price: $16.80 - Wine Club
Inspired by the Vihno Verdes of Portugal, this wine is made by co-fermenting Chardonnay and Petit Manseng. Crisp, bright green apple flavors--perfect with a cheese course or a warm winter squash soup.
Technical Notes: No oak aging or malolactic fermentation, no residual sugar.
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Wine Cooperative Member Price: $12.80 - Wine Club
A delicious blend of Viognier and Chardonnay.
Tasting Notes: Our winemaker's signature blend; Lucious Viognier aged in French oak, blended with Chardonnay kept off of oak. Rich fruit up front, with a pleasing, long, bright finish.
Food Pairing: Lightly breaded crab cakes with a spicy remoulade, or soft scrambled eggs with mushrooms and butter.
Technical Notes: 0.0% residual sugar; barrel and tank aging.
Retail Bottle Price: $20.00 - Buy Now
Wine Cooperative Member Price: $16.00 - Wine Club
A one of a kind blend of Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Viognier, and Traminette.
Tasting Notes: Apple, pear, and peach notes with a refreshing finish.
Food Pairing: Blue cheese on crusty bread, liver pate, or thai food.
Technical Notes: No malolactic fermentation. 2.5% residual sugar.
Retail Bottle Price: $17.00 - Buy Now
Wine Cooperative Member Price: $13.60 - Wine Club