This ruby red wine is dry and full-bodied, yet soft on the palate. Barrel-aged for at least 6 months, it has complex aromas and flavors of sweet cherries and berries. It is an excellent accompaniment to many meats and cheeses.
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.