Red Wines

Citrine

Citrine

Dry rose-style blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this wine is surprisingly smooth with woodsy Bing cherry flavors.

 

Gypsy Rose

Dry rose with fresh cherry and rose petal aromas, smooth full-bodied mouth feel and nice finish – Classic summer wine.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2014 Bronze 2013 International Tasters Guild
2009 Silver 2007 International Tasters Guild
2009 Bronze 2007 Wine Master's Choice
2009 Bronze 2007 MD Governor's Cup
2008 Gold 2008 Maryland Governor's Cup
Red Door Red Wine

The Red Door

This wine is has bright red fruit flavors; very smooth tannins and a nice long finish.  It’s an easy drinking red great for spring aromas and grilling.

32.5 % Cabernet Franc
11% Malbec
27.1% Merlot
1.7 % Syrah
27.7% Cabernet Sauvignon

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2014 Bronze 2013 International Tasters Guild
2010 Silver 2009 MD Governor's Cup
2010 Bronze 2009 Wine master's Choice
2009 Silver 2008 Maryland Governor's Cup
2009 Silver 2007 Wine Masters Choice
Pinot Red Wine

Pinot Noir

Elk Run is proud to be the only grower of Pinot Noir in Maryland. This Pinot Noir comes from our Cold Friday Vineyard located on the south side of the estate. This wine exhibits the classic cherry and black currant fruit expected in any quality Pinot Noir. It is a soft wine with many complex nuances, exhibiting a very Burgundian style.

Our first vintage in 1998 was selected as Baltimore’s Best Red.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2019 Silver 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2016 Silver 2014 MD Governors Cup
2016 Silver 2014 Tasters Guild International
2013 Silver 2011 BOC Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2013 Gold 2011 World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
2013 Gold 2011 91pts The Beverage Testing Institute
2012 Gold 2010 BOC Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2012 Gold 2010 World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
2012 Silver 2010 MD Governor's Cup
2011 Gold 2010 World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
2010 Gold Best of Class 2010 Mid Atlantic Seaboard
2010 Gold 91 pts 2010 International Tasters Guild
2010 Silver 2008 International Tasters Guild
2010 Silver 2008 MD Governor's Cup
2010 Bronze 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2009 Silver 2007 Pacific Rim Competition
2008 Silver 2006 Wine Masters Choice Award
2008 Silver 2006 International Tasters Guild Competition
Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the major wines of the Bordeaux region of France. With bouquets of raspberries, this is one of the best growing grape varieties in Maryland. The wine made from these grapes has a cassis nose and produces a unique flavor unique to this varietal that is pungent and spicy with olive aromas and a nice touch of pepper.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2018 Gold 2015 World Wine Competition
2018 Silver 2015 San Francisco Chronicle and World Wine Competition
2018 88pts 2010 Jamessuckling.com
2017 Silver 2014 NWIWC
2016 Silver 2013 Atlantic Seaboard Competition
2015 Gold 2013 90pts World Wine Championship
2015 Silver 2013 Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2015 Silver 2013 International Tasters Guild
2015 Bronze 2013 Pacific Rim Wine Competition
2014 Gold 2012 92pts World Wine Championship
2014 Silver 2012 LA County Fair
2014 Silver 2012 International Tasters Guild
2014 Bronze 2012 Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2012 Gold Best of Class 2010 Atlantic Seaboard
2012 Gold 2010 International Tasters Guild
2012 Silver 2010 International Tasters Guild
2012 Silver 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2012 Silver 2010 Governors Cup
2012 Silver 2010 World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
2012 Bronze 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine copetiotion
2012 Bronze 2010 LA County Fair
2011 Silver 2010 89pts World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
2011 Bronze 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2011 Gold 2009 International Tasters Guild
2011 Gold 2009 Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2011 Silver 2009 Pacific Rim Wine Competition
2011 Silver 2009 LA County Fair
2011 Bronze 2009 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2011 Gold 2007 Atlantic Seaboard
2010 Double Gold Best of Class 2007 San Francisco Wine Competition
2010 Double Gold 2008 BOC San Francisco International Wine Competition
2010 Gold 2008 World Wine Championship
2010 Silver 2008 Grand Harvest Festival
2010 Silver 2008 NWIWC
2010 Silver 2008 International Tasters Guild
2010 Bronze 2008 LA County Fair
2010 Bronze 2008 Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2009 Silver 2007 Maryland Governor's Cup
2009 Gold 2007 World Wine Competition
2009 Gold 2007 Wine Masters Choice Award
2009 Silver 2007 Dallas Morning News
2009 Silver 2007 Pacific Rim Competition
2006 Bronze 2004 Long Beach Grand Cru
2006 Bronze 2004 Indy International Wine Competition
2006 Bronze 2004 Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2006 Bronze 2004 San Francisco County Fair
2006 Bronze 2004 International Tasters Guild
2006 Bronze 2004 MD Governor's Cup

 

Maryland Merlot Red Wine

Maryland Merlot

Rich and jammy with deep layers of cherry fruit, this Merlot has a nice balance of acid and soft tannin, making it a perfect companion to many dishes.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2015 Silver 2013 World Wine Competition
2015 Bronze 2013 International Tasters Guild
2015 98pts 2013 World Wine Championship
2013 Bronze 2011 Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2013 88pts 2010 World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
2012 Gold 2010 BOC Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2012 Gold 2010 World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Competition
2012 Silver 2010 MD Governor's Cup
2012 Bronze 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition
2011 Gold 2010 World Wine Competition Eastern Regional Review
2011 Silver 2009 Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2011 Silver 2008 International Tasters Guild
2010 Bronze 2008 Tasters Guild
2010 Bronze 2008 MD Governor's Cup
2010 Silver 2007 Tasters Guild
2010 Bronze 2007 LA County Fair
2009 Silver 2007 Wine Masters Choice
2009 Silver 2007 Pacific Rim Competition
2009 Silver 2007 International Tasters Guild
2008 Silver 2005 World Wine Championship
2007 Gold 2005 International Tasters Guild
2007 Bronze 2005 MD Wine Masters Choice Award
2006 Silver 2004 Pacific Rim Cup
2006 Silver 2004 MD Governor's Cup
Syrah Red Wine

Syrah

Within a framework of slight smoke and tar lurks a deep blackberry richness and fruity character. Elk Run first produced Syrah in 2004, making it the first Syrah grown in Maryland.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2016 Gold 2013 MD Governor's Cup
2015 Silver 2013 World Wine Competition
2015 Silver 2013 Tasters Guild International
2015 Silver 2013 International Tasters Guild
2015 85pts 2013 World Wine Competition
2013 Gold 2011 World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
2013 Silver 2011 Atlantic  Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2013 Silver 2011 International Tasters Guild
2013 Gold 2010 94pts The Beverage Testing Institute
2013 Silver 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2013 Best in MD 2010 94pts World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
2012 Gold 2010 International Tasters Guild
2012 Gold 2010 BOC Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2012 Bronze 2010 MD Governor's Cup
2010 Silver 2008 Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2009 Gold 2007 Wine Masters Choice Award
2006 Silver 2004 Maryland Governor's Cup
Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

Well-balanced with intense fruit, this Cabernet Sauvignon is complex, yet round and mouth-filling. Blackberry, currant, and vanilla flavors dominate in the long finish. These grape come from our Cold Friday Vineyard planted in 1995.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2017 Silver 2014 World Wine Competition
2014 Silver 2012 88pts World Wine Championship
2013 Silver 2010 International Tasters Guild
2012 Gold 2010 92pts The Beverage Testing Institute
2012 Gold 2010 BOC Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2012 Silver 2010 MD Governor's Cup
2010 Silver 2008 World Wine Championship
2010 Silver 2008 MD Governor's Cup
2010 Bronze 2008 Tasters Guild
2010 Bronze 2008 Grand Harvest Award
2010 90pts 2007 Best in MD World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
2009 Double Gold 2007 Maryland Governor's Cup
2009 Gold 2007 Wine Masters Choice Award
2009 Gold 2007 International Tasters Guild
2007 Best Maryland Red 2005 Linden Green Wine Festival
2007 Bronze 2005 Atlantic Seaboard
2006 Gold 2004 International Tasters Guild
2006 Silver 2004 LA County Fair
2006 Silver 2004 MD Governor's Cup
Cabernet Sauvignon Liberty

Cabernet Sauvignon – Reserve

A multi award-winning single vineyard wine produced from our oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted in 1980 in our Liberty Tavern vineyard. Low yields in the vineyard along with over 18 months of oak aging create a concentrated and robust Cabernet Sauvignon with black currant, chocolate and blackberry flavors intermingled with cedar and tobacco nuances. Balanced tannins and acid will help this wine age 10-15 years. Our reserve Cabernet is not made every year.

Awards

Year Rank Vintage Competition
2013 Silver 2010 Pacific Rim Wine Competition
2013 Silver 2010 Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2013 92pts 2010 World Wine Championship Eastern Regional Review
2011 Gold 2008 World Wide Competition
2010 Silver 2008 Atlantic Seaboard Vinifera Wine Competition
2010 Silver 2008 Tasters Guild
2009 Gold 2007 International Tasters Guild
2004 Gold 2002 Maryland Governor's Cup