2017 Sewell: A wine for rustic meals and good conversation

By March 1, 2023March 13th, 2023All News, Press

Our 2017 Sewell is a 2022 Critic’s Challenge Platinum winner the highest level awarded to only 56 of the 1,000+ submissions. Critics Challenge is among the most important and respected wine and spirits competitions where entries are judged blind by noted wine and spirits journalists, bloggers, and critics. Sewell is available in our tasting rooms, in some Maine-based retail stores, and online.

Critic’s Challenge Judge Michael Franz:

The blend here is 56% Tempranillo, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Syrah and 3% Petite Sirah, and the origin destination of “American” suggests that some location blending was also involved.  In any case, the end result is a robust red with good depth of flavor and an interesting mix of fruit flavors and savory accents that seem as “Old World” in style as American.  Quite complex and fully mature, this is ready to enjoy with moderately robust meat dishes.

Critic’s Challenge Judge Stacie Hunt:

Black plum, dark cherry, black licorice, and spice. Finishes long and satisfying. A wine for rustic meals and good conversation. Pair with roasted or grilled meats or a slow roast of portobello mushrooms, peppers, garlic onions, and shallots.

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