This traditional style, complex, dry red wine is a true full-bodied Cabernet. Barrel-aged for at least 6 months, it has a complex and distinctive nose of berry and spice. It has great aging potential and is an excellent accompaniment to rich foods.
In 1667, the French Huguenots planted the first grapevines in New Palta, New York, 100 years before any vines were planted in what is now California. In 1810, a French Huguenot emigre named Jean Jacques purchased land in New York's bucolic Hudson Valley and began planting grapes. By 1837, Mr. Jacques needed more land, so he purchased a plot in the quiet village of Washingtonville, NY, and planted another vineyard. And, by 1839 his first underground cellars were dug and Mr. Jacques fermented his first wine vintage. Those cellars, the oldest and largest in America, are still in use today at Brotherhood Winery.