Dessert Wines

elk-run-private-label-sangria

Sangria

Recipe:

2 Parts Tonic Water

2 Parts Sweet Katherine

1 Part Orange Juice

Sparkling Label

Elk Run Sparkling Wine

Current Vintage 2003 Blanc de Blancs

Elk Run made its first sparkling wine in 1991 and has been producing award-winning, critically acclaimed “méthode champenoise” wines ever since. Elk Run produces a Blanc de Blancs from our estate Chardonnay. Our sparkling wines are aged a minimum of four years in the bottle before being disgorged. This creates a wine with nice fruit, tart acidity and tiny bubbles that dance on the tongue, all wines are made in a brut style.  For those who wish a little more sweetness we recommend a Kat Royal.  Add a touch of Sweet Katherine wine to sweeten to taste.  A great answer at a party to meet anyone’s palate.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2005 Bronze 1998 Old Ebbits National Oyster Competition
2006 Bronze 2000 Old Ebbits National Oyster Competition
Sweet Katherine

Sweet Katherine

This after dinner wine is a made from Cabernet Sauvignon finished sweet.  It is full of fruit and complexity and goes well with chocolate desserts as well as strong cheeses. This is a very versatile wine. Made from such a dynamic grape it can be drunk in many ways: Serve it cold as a dessert wine or warm as a mulled wine. To make mulled wine, we add a small piece of cinnamon stick and orange peel and warm.  It can also be made into Sangria by combining two parts Sweet Katherine with two parts tonic water and one part orange juice or used as a Kat Royal; one glass of Elk Run Champagne; a drop or two of Sweet Katherine.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2009 Silver 2007 Maryland Governor's Cup
2007 Silver 2005 Maryland Governor's Cup
2007 Grand Cru 2005 Festival 2005 Grand Cru Tasting Great Grapes
2007 Best Summer Sipping Wine 2005 Best of Competition Great Grapes
Vin de Jus Glace

Vin de Jus Glacé

Rated as the “Best Ice Wine made in North America by The Best OF the East Magazine in 2000 this is made in German- ice wine style from the Riesling grape. It is lusciously sweet, but it has good underlying acidity to balance it. It is expected to age for 15-20 years. It is a two-time winner of the Maryland Governor’s Cup.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2007 Silver 2005 International Tasters Guild
2007 Silver 2005 Maryland Governors Cup
LORD BALTIMORE PORT

Lord Baltimore Port

Baring a picture of the tasting room window on the label, this classy vintage port always wins hands down. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon it is aged for three years in old oak and then held one year in the bottle. It is full bodied and exhibits blueberry cobbler and chocolate flavors throughout it’s long finish. It is a past winner of the Maryland Governor’s Cup.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2007 Gold 2002 Wine Makers Choice Competition
2007 Silver 2002 International Tasters Guild