National Cabernet Day is one of my all-time favorite days (August 31st, put it on your calendar for next year) 😉
Cabernet is one of my favorite wines because it is full of complexity. Exposing dark berry flavors such as black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, and black currants on the nose and palate. Most producers will also introduce it to some sort of oak infusion. This usually means the wine gains notes of vanilla, coconut, smoky characteristics, spicy notes, and a silky mouth-feel. Almost a “liquid cashmere” quality.
At Chamard their 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon does just that! Their 2014 Cabernet is full of flavor, body, and complex flavors. Notes of black cherry, black pepper, tobacco, and vanilla tantalize your taste buds as you sip. Pair with their Four Mile River Farm Burger and you will not be sorry.
Winemaker: Kristen Parsons
Location: 115 Cow Hill Rd, Clinton, CT 06413 (Visit)
Tasting Hours: OPEN Monday – Saturday 11:00AM – 9:00PM, Sundays 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Tasting Options: Enjoy a tasting & a snack!
Visiting Chamard Vineyards is like taking a trip to the French country side. Once you turn into the driveway you are surrounded by a myriad of beautiful grape vines and transported to a Chateau style winery. You can enjoy delicious wines while taking in the gorgeous views of a fountain and pristine vineyards.
A tasting includes samples of 5 wines and a Reidel glass which is your’s to keep. Each tasting is $10.00 per person. Chamard can accommodate parties of up to 10 people without a reservation. Stop in and sip on some tasty vino while you wait for your table at their Bistro.
The Bistro pairs delicious foods with the wines made on the property. Many of the vegetables and fruits that are sourced for the bistro are from Chamard’s on premise garden. Very much a farm to table atmosphere, Chamard Vineyards is a fantastic place to sip great wine and enjoy delicious food with family and friends. I hope you enjoy your visit!