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TastersGuildNY Conway Family Wines "Introduces Deep Sea Wines to New York"




TastersGuildNY Conway Family Wines "Introduces Deep Sea Wines to New York"

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Conway Family Wines, founded in 2007, is the award winning Central Coast producer of Deep Sea Wines and Rancho Arroyo Grande Wines. The family includes Chris and Ann Conway and their five children and are committed to producing outstanding wines. The soil is rich in fossil shells that give the wines a distinct terroir and prove that this appellation can produce some of America's finest and distinctive varietals. We tasted 10 wines.

Prices are full markup retail price. All wines are available locally or through www.ConwayFamilyWines.com. We asked for one vote for favorite of each Flight. 2008 Deep Sea Chardonnay, Central Coast was the favorite of Flight I. 2009 Deep Sea Viognier, Santa Barbara County was the favorite Viognier. 2008 Deep Sea Pinot Noir, Central Coast was the favorite Pinot Noir. 2008 Deep Sea Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County finished a close second. 2008 Deep Sea Syrah, Whitehawk was the favorite of Flight V. The majority liked 2009 Deep Sea Rose, Sea Flower.

 
Flight I Votes Full Retail Price $
2008 Deep Sea Sauvignon Blanc, Arroyo Seco
Grapes: 96% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Viognier
White gold color. Grapefruit, white flowers and fresh cut grass on nose. Vibrant and fresh with some minerality. Balanced with great acidity. 14.4% alcohol.
6 $22.00
2008 Deep Sea Chardonnay, Central Coast
Grapes: 98% Chardonnay, 2% Viognier
3 months new French oak.
Golden and clear color. Citrus, pear, apple and honey with some minerality in nose. Soft balanced wine with complexity and crisp acidity. Alcohol 15.09%. The favorite of the flight.

11 $20.00
Flight II
2009 Deep Sea Viognier, Santa Barbara County
Alcohol 14.6%
White color with aromas of peach, white flowers. Orange blossom, toffee, peach and vanilla on the palate. No malolactic fermentation Crisp and lovely. The favorite of this flight.
10 $21.00
2008 Deep Sea Viognier, Central Coast
Alcohol 15.9% White gold color. Grapefruit, pear, flint, toffee and white flowers in nose. Rich, complex palate. A long creamy finish. A close second favorite.

8 $26.00
Flight III
2009 Deep Sea Rose, Sea Flower, Arroyo Grande Valley
Grape Variety: 62% Grenache, 38% Syrah
Alcohol 14.6% Malolactic fermentation was used.
Aromas of fresh cherry, strawberry, and peach with red berries, and citrus on the palate. A dry rose which pairs with light seafood and pasta dishes. Liked by most.

19 $18.00
Flight IV
2008 Deep Sea Pinot Noir, Central Coast
Barrel aged in French Oak 13 months.
14.8% Alcohol. Aromas of black berry, black current, cinnamon and vanilla. Fresh berry flavors with liquorice and subtle oak tannins on the palate. The wines pair well with shell fish, lamb, grilled poultry, pasta and pizza. The favorite Pinot Noir.
10 $20.00
2008 Deep Sea Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills
Barrel Aged in French Oak 15 months. Alcohol 14.10%. Aromas of dark berry and smoked cedar with strawberry and blackberry on the palate. Needs time to open. Long finish. Placed a close second.

9 $50.00 - $60.00
Flight V
2009 Deep Sea Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast
Aromas of blackberry,blueberry, black cherry, currant, vanilla. Rich and layered flavors of black fruits and plum. Long finish.
5 $18.00
2008 Deep Sea Red, Central Coast
Grape variety: Syrah 74.3%, Petite Sirah 13.5%, Lagrin 5.8%. Merlot 3.7%, Mourvedre 2.6% Alcohol 14.96%. Dark purple color. Intense dark red fruits, including blackberry, plum in nose followed with rose petal, thyme and lavender. Soft, balanced cherry cola and jam on palate.
2 $18.00 - $20.00
2008 Deep Sea Syrah, Whitehawk
Vineyard 100% Syrah, 100% French Oak 75% New, Alcohol 16%. Dark purple color. Dark berry flavors and aromas of toasted coffee beans, spices, caramel and vanilla. Velvet and round in the palate. A lovely elegant wine. The favorite of this flight.




12 $50.00 - $60.00
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