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We continued working on the Back Roads Wine Trail the next day.  Aary and I even let Bushmaster join us.  Aary was intrigued by all the fruit wine offerings at Stonebrook so that was our first destination.

Their tasting room is housed in their renovated 1890 farmhouse.  It is charming and inviting and just the right setting to relax with samplings of their wines.  Their wine list is quite extensive and together we sampled the following:

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Chambourcin
  • Barrel Berry Red  – Elderberry wine aged in Bourbon barrels
  • Bodacious Red – A red blend of Cabernet Franc and Chambourcin
  • Dry Rose – Chambourcin
  • Nouveau Rouge – New Chambourcin
  • Sunset Blush – A blend of Cayuga and Concord
  • Blueberry
  • Elderberry
  • Keylime Kooler
  • Pear
  • Tropical Explosion – Tropical fruit wine
  • Black Knight – Blackberry port style wine

Their wine list also includes several others that we didn’t get to:

  • Chardonnay
  • Chocolate Kiss – A red wine with a hint of chocolate
  • Estate Reserve – Vidal Blanc
  • Vidal Blanc
  • Concord
  • Apple
  • Blackberry
  • Cherry
  • Cranberry
  • Peach
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Honey Mead

We were pleased to find so many different styles of Chambourcin.  My top choices were Cabernet Franc and Nouveau Rouge. Bushmaster’s picks were Sunset Blush, Blueberry, and Elderberry.  Aary had quite a few favorites. Cabernet Franc, Barrel Berry Red, Dry Rose, Nouveau Rouge, Sunset Blush, Blueberry, Elderberry and Black Knight.  This clearly was “her” winery.

However the wine that stole the show was the Keylime Kooler.  It was a most unusual wine with an amazing taste experience.  Sip it slow and then wait for the finish.  And what a finish it was!  I’ve never experienced anything quite like this wine.  I didn’t hestitate at puchasing two bottles.

Aary and I both agreed that we needed to pair it with some homemade Keylime Cooler Cookies.  I promised her I would wait until her next visit so that we could embark on that taste experience together.  She and her boyfriend will be visiting next month and I’m counting the days!

 

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