A light bodied dry red that elicits rosy plum flavors with a hint of raspberries that have been soaked in dark chocolate. Aged in older American barrels, this lightly oaked wine is soft, elegant and easy to drink and will elevate any thick homemade pasta drenched in a flavorful red sauce.
This wine is near and dear to our winemaker. A 50/50 blend, this dry red marries the heaviness of St. Croix with the subtleness of St. Vincent to create a silky tapestry of these two hybrid varieties. Ruby red in color, this dry red, like the majority of our dry reds has spent a good portion of its life aging in American Oak. Part of the proceeds from the sale of this wine go to helping find a cure for cancer, and features an elegant label, highlighted with a purple ribbon on it.
Consistently the favorite of all JAV’s dry red wines, this medium bodied dry red is a perfect table wine for any occasion, casual or elegant. A blend of St. Croix, St. Vincent, and Frontenac, our Nebraska Red was aged in American Oak for nearly a year before bottling. This red features a wonderful earthy and slightly vegetative nose that changes to a spicy, almost peppery sensation on the palate. The lingering finish on this wine is impressive. The winemaker suggests that you drink this wine while it’s still young, but it will age well. The perfect food pairing with Nebraska Red would be typical “American” cuisine, such as pizza or hamburgers. However, there is enough backbone, it would also hold up very well with a good Nebraska steak!
Our Frontenac is made from 100% Frontenac grapes. The color is a deep red highlighted with a ruby tint. Our Frontenac is a fresh and fruity wine highlighted with hints of black cherry and smokiness interwoven throughout the tasting experience. A perennial favorite with tasting room staff, our Frontenac is a fairly hefty red that should go well with well-seasoned foods.
This St. Croix blend is crafted with those who enjoy a more full-bodied wine in mind. Aged in heavily toasted American oak for nearly 2 years, the acidity is carefully balanced against the wines thickness and rich texture, making it a great food wine and also a very age worthy wine. There’s a bright fruit quality that translates into black currant fruit. A wine that would be perfect with a nice cut of prime rib.
The St. Croix is a bit heavier than most of the other dry reds on our tasting card. Made from 100% Nebraska grown St. Croix grapes, this red wine has a dark red ruby color that comes alive in the glass. Aged in American Oak for 14 months, the St. Croix has hints of currants and dark berried fruit. It is the perfect food wine that goes well with steak or any other red meat dish that would grace your table. Or, for an even more delectable treat, try the St. Croix with dark chocolate!
The grapes from our Marquette come from Old School Vineyards in Hordeville, Nebraska. A light to medium bodied wine, it is characterized by black fruit and earthy notes with some subtle hints of tobacco and leather on the nose. One should enjoy Marquette early in its life, to really experience the richness it offers.