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Wine Review

Far Eastern Shore
Ruby 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)

Zinfandel, with Pomegranate.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

7.5% (15 Proof).

Price Range

$$.

Name

Unknown.

Pairing

Non-oily fish, shellfish, white meat (including turkey and duck), pasta, light to medium cheese, salads and fruit. This is so flexible it could easily replace a red wine for lighter red meat dishes e.g. pork, venison etc.

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. This is their lightest wine we have sampled and one can gain faint tones of the fruit on the nose. On the palate, the Pomegranate is discernable and makes this a possible option for many pairings.

Personally, we would have liked something more pronounced but this does make a good transfer for a white wine drinker educating their palate, for red wines in the future. Overall, this is an easy drinkable wine and ideal for a summer’s luncheon or picnic.

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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