Liberty Tavern Reserve Chardonnay grapes are from the original acreage planted in 1980. Deep roots bring mineral flavors to the surface. It is aged and fermented in classic French Allier oak sur lie. This wine is put though a secondary fermentation, which alters malic acid like that found in an apple to lactic acid found in milk. It gives it a rich butter character with soft vanillin overtones.
|2009||89pts||2006||World Wine Championship|
|2007||Silver||2005||Pacific Rim International|
|2006||Silver||2005||Maryland Governor's Cup|
Cold Friday Chardonnay grapes come from our vineyard planted in 1995 on the opposite side of the road from the winery. Fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak,this wine is delightfully refreshing. A blend of half normal and half malolatic fermentation, it is a nice choice to balance rich cream sauces.
|2014||Silver||2012||San Francisco Chronicle Competition|
|2013||Silver||2012 World Wine Competition|
|2011||Silver||2008||International Taster's Guild|
|2009||90pts||2008||International Taster's Guild|
|2009||Silver||2007||World Wine Competition|
|2008||87pts||2007||World Wine Championship|
|2007||Bronze||2005||International Taster's Guild|
A classic Alsatian style, this dry wine exhibits nice acidity with lemon-zest and mineral flavors abounding through the finish. It’s the perfect uncomplicated wine for a Wine Down Friday.
|2014||Silver||2013||World Wine Competition|
Riesling is grown in our 1995 Cold Friday Vineyard and is blended with fine Riesling grapes from the Finger Lakes of New York. This wine is a classic Mosel-style slightly sweet with peach and melon notes on a long finish.
One of our most popular restaurant wines.
Our Gewurztraminer vines are grown on the Cold Friday vineyard established in 1995. Additional acres were planted in 2005. As the only Maryland-grown Gewurztraminer in the state, it continues to shine for us in competitions. A touch of sweetness accentuates this Alsatian-style wine with spicy character and enhances its grapefruit and lycee nut flavors.
This is an introduction to wine wine. It is soft, subtle and easy to drink with just a hint of sweetness. Made from Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon, it exhibits lots of perfume in the nose and is a good selection for a picnic or brunch wine. A great house warming gift for a guest when you don’t know their likes—it pleases most everyone.
Rated as the “Best Ice Wine” made in North America by The Best of the East magazine in 2000, this is a classic German-ice wine style made from the Riesling grape. It is lusciously sweet, but has good underlying acidity to balance it. It is expected to age for 15-20 years. Two-time winner of the Maryland Governor’s Cup.