Mother Nature may not be cooperating, but spring has officially sprung here in the Northern Hemisphere. With the change in seasons, we are excited to announce the release of some exciting new reds from the 2019 vintage and the first whites from the highly anticipated 2021 vintage.
2019 Arcturos Gamay Noir
Recently awarded 92 points at the American Wine Society Competition and a gold medal (91 points) at the International Eastern Wine Competition, this Gamay Noir has been a showstopper from the start. This medium-bodied red wine has enticing aromas of peonies and raspberry preserves, with flavors of fresh-picked raspberries and a subtle earthiness on the finish.
2019 Arcturos Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc is one of our more popular red wines, and this new vintage will not disappoint its long-time fans. The inviting aromas of ripe strawberries and savory chili peppers will lure you into the glass, where you will find flavors of red plums and hints of blackberries. Delicate earthy notes enhance this wine’s fruit profile, while its moderate tannins provide a nice structure on the palate.
2021 Arcturos Semi-Dry Riesling
The 2021 growing season had many things going for it, including a mild spring, plentiful sun and rain during summer, and a moderately cool fall without too much moisture. These factors led to some quality fruit that, when combined with our skilled winery crew, are resulting in some very pretty, expressive wines. With this Riesling, you will find beautiful aromas and flavors of white flowers and green pear combined with an opulent mouthfeel and a bright finish.
2021 Arcturos Sur Lie Chardonnay
Aging on the lees gives this unoaked Chardonnay more complexity and a rounded mouthfeel not often found in other wines of this style. This vintage of one of our best-selling white wines exhibits fruit characteristics reminiscent of pineapple and lemon peel. A hint of flint and soft notes of honeysuckle enhance this wine’s unique aromatics.