Wine: 2015 Sharrott Winery TRIO
Region: New Jersey, Outer Coastal Plain
Grapes: 50% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot
Taste: This wine is impressive! The wine smells of berries, cassis, and lavender. It’s medium bodied, electric on the tongue, chewy and bursting with dark fruit, pepper, leather and sweet berry flavor.
Pairings: Perfect wine to get you out of a wine rut! This will excite your palate.
FYI: The Outer Coastal Plain AVA (American Viticultural Area) is located in southeastern New Jersey. Wine has been produced in the area since the early 1800s, however, the AVA was delimited in 2007. Outer Coastal Plain boasts 2.2 million acres along the Jersey Atlantic Coast and includes wine appellation; Cumberland, Cape May, Atlantic, and Ocean counties and portions of Salem, Gloucester, Camden, Burlington, and Monmouth counties. It’s best known for producing vitis vinifera grapes Chardonnay and Cabernet as well as the hybrid grapes Vidal and Chambourcin.
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