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Wine Review 

Far Eastern Shore
Black Swan Rouge

Winery

Tien-Seng & Tara Chiu of Far Easton Shore Winery (Trading as Mesozoic Technologies, LLC), Easton, Talbot County, Maryland, USA.

Website

Far Eastern Shore Winery.

History

This husband and wife team had been making home made wine for many years, with friends and family continually asking for more. So they turned their hobby into a micro-winery, located on the Eastern shore of Maryland, launching it in 2008. They concentrate on the production of lightly sweet (semi-sweet) wines infused with fruit.

Due to local restrictions, the winery cannot accept visitors or provide sampling on site.

Production

They produce less than 200 cases each year and sell through local Maryland retailers. At these quantities, bottles are hand filled and labelled. We understand they are seeking to increase production levels and we eagerly look forward to the day they can sell their wine direct!

Varietal(s)

Cabernet Sauvignon, with blackberries.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

7% (14 Proof).

Price Range

$$.

Name

Unknown.

Pairing

Good with chocolate and/or fruit dishes, and medium to strong cheese.

Tasting Notes

Like all their products the base wine is masked, but not unpleasantly so, by the fruit - it is the star of the show. On the nose is a light blackberry and this gives a burst upon the palate, with good balance. Blackberry based drinks can be too sweet for some and yet we do not find that here, the acidity from the wine and the sweetness of the berry are a good unison – pour us another please!

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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