Soon, there will be a new wine in town and it is one that dry red lovers everywhere will clamor for. Our soon-to-be-released Three Eighty Two is now in a bottle. Currently, it is recovering from what we call “bottle shock” but will be available for purchase November 5th.
We are very excited about this wine. We think it is some of the best dry red that has come out of Grinder’s Switch Winery to date. Harvested entirely off of our vineyards, this full bodied dry red comes from the Chambourcin variety of grapes. Chambourcin produces not only a seductively dark purple color, but also a rich mouth feel, smooth tannins, and an earthy black cherry taste. It pairs particularly well with red meat or dark chocolate and will certainly be a wonderful end to a chilly fall day. While this wine is certainly pleasant to drink now, it would develop even more personality should you happen to put a few bottles away for 6 months to 2 years.
The Three Eighty Two is also the first in our new collection of estate wines. These estate wines will be grown solely in our vineyards and will each have a unique train-inspired label. The Three Eighty Two is, of course, the ill-fated train driven by Casey Jones. The legendary train engineer from Jackson, Tennessee.
The next in our estate collection of wines will be the Zephyr. We hope to be able to release it before the end of the year.
So, make plans to come visit us in November for the release of our newest dry red, Three Eighty Two.