Deep Creek Red
Cabernet Sauvignon, is the world’s most sought after red wine. The grapes tend to favor warmer climates and are often an ideal wine for aging, with 5-10 years being optimal for the maturation process to peak. Because Cabs take a bit longer to reach maturation, allowing their flavors to mellow, they are ideal candidates for blending with other grapes, primarily Merlot. This blending softens the Cabernet, adding appealing fruit tones, without sacrificing its innate character.
Pinot Noir may be the toughest grape to grow, but the effort is well worth the investment. It is a fickle grape that demands optimum growing conditions, demanding warm days consistently supported by cool evenings. Pinot Noir is a lighter colored and flavored red wine.
Zweigelt is a relative newcomer it was developed in 1922 by crossing two other grapes St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch. Part of its appeal for winegrowers was its resistance to disease. Wines made from Zweigelt tend to be light-to-medium-bodied, often around 12.5-13% alcohol, with gentle tannins and sometimes a Barbera-like acidity.