Red Wines

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
2008 Gold 2008 Maryland Governor's Cup

Malbec

Robust and full bodied with black currant and berry flavors.

Zinfandel

Black fruit flavor with a smooth long finish. Medium bodied with soft tannins. This is the only commercially produced Zinfandel in Maryland.

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
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
2010 Gold Best of Class 2010 Mid Atlantic Seaboard
2010 Gold 91 pts 2010 International Tasters Guild
2009 Silver 2007 Pacific Rim Competition
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
2012 Gold Best of Class 2010 Atlantic Seaboard
2012 Gold 2010 International Tasters Guild
2011 Gold 2009 International Tasters Guild
Gold 2008 International Tasters Guild
2011 Gold 2007 Atlantic Seaboard
2010 Double Gold Best of Class 2007 San Francisco Wine Compeition
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

 

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
2009 Silver 2007 Winemasters 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
2006 Silver 2004 Riverside International Wine Competition
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
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
2006 Gold 2004 International Tasters Guild
2006 Silver 2004 LA County Fair
Cabernet Sauvignon Liberty

A multi award-winning single vineyard wine produced from our oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted in 1980. 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
2011 Gold 2008 World Wide Competition
2009 Gold 2007 International Tasters Guild
2004 Gold 2002 Maryland Governor's Cup