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.
|2017 Frai Rosé|
The winemaker arrests fermentation on this wine just short of dry to make this stunningly fruit forward Rosé with just the right amount of sweetness. You will love this expression of Cabernet Franc.
Retail Bottle Price: $20.00 - Buy Now
|2017 Rockfish Red|
This versatile table wine is a blend of estate grown Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Those wines were short-vatted during fermentation to keep the tannin influence light and to play up the fruit. Our Rockfish Red is an easy sipper, but will hold up well with burgers, grilled salmon, pasta, and pizza!
|2018 Nouveau Red|
The perfect wine for your holiday tables! Leave it to the French would come up with a style of wine that goes great with turkey and stuffing! Our winemaker, Tim, has put his own spin on things, of course, and we think you'll love this bright and fruit forward wine that is perfect to pair with everything on your holiday table.
Retail Bottle Price: $16.00 - Buy Now
Wine Cooperative Member Price: $12.80 - Wine Club
|2014 Clay Hill Cabernet Franc|
Winner: Gold Medal, 2016 Governor's cup competition; included in 2016 Governor's Case. Gold Medal/Best in Class, 2018 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
Retail Bottle Price: $40.00 - Buy Now
Wine Cooperative Member Price: $32.00 - Wine Club
|2017 Petit Verdot|
Here's a youthful, dense Petit Verdot that was barrel aged for just six months in American oak barrels. The wine has ever increasing complex flavors of candied red fruit married with firm and enjoyable chewy tannins. This is what to have with your grilled beef or your favorite pasta dishes.
Retail Bottle Price: $30.00 - Buy Now
Wine Cooperative Member Price: $24.00 - Wine Club
Just released, fresh from the Vineyard! This year's wine boasts some Pinot Gris along with the usual co-ferment of Petit Manseng and Chardonnay. Aromatically dense with scents of roses and green apple, and ripe apple and lime zest on the palate.
Retail Bottle Price: $20.00 - This wine is not yet available for retail sale. Wine club members can order wine before it is available to the general public.
100% estate grown Chardonnay. This wine boasts rich caramel and vanilla notes from its time in barrel. It is rich and complex, and will complement many summer dishes, from seafood, to chicken, to salads.
|2017 Hopped Chardonnay|
This unique wine made with estate grown Chardonnay and estate grown cascade hops has pleasing herbal and lemon grass notes, mostly from the hop influence. The mid-palate is fresh and light, with a long finish. We love this wine with fresh trout, pan fried or on the grill.
Retail Bottle Price: $23.00 - Buy Now
Wine Cooperative Member Price: $18.40 - Wine Club
Our winemaker's signature blend of Viognier and Chardonnay is back! Rich fruit up front, with a pleasing, long, bright finish.
We haven't had a varietal Riesling in a long while (2007 was the last one!), but 2017 was a special year for old Riesling vines, and the winemaker is pleased to bring it back to our tasting room. This wine shows lovely pear and apple notes, is only slightly sweet, and has a crisp, clean finish.
Retail Bottle Price: $25.00 - This wine is not yet available for retail sale. Wine club members can order wine before it is available to the general public.
A one of a kind blend of Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Viognier, and Traminette. Apple, pear, and peach notes with a refreshing finish.
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