Converted from paper version of the Broad Ripple Gazette (v14n08)
The Wine Scene: by Jill A. Ditmire
posted: Apr. 14, 2017
Wines for the Times
Indianapolis-based Easley Winery released a set of tasteful and thought provoking wines last fall. Just in time for the election. I THINK and NO OPPOSITION are blends of red wine grapes. Each offer up their own personalities and strength and flavor. Each are based on wine grapes that were brought to the U.S. from other countries but have found success and fans and their own flair thanks to American soil.
I THINK is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French Oak barrels. Deep red fruit aromas and flavors with hints of vanilla and clove.
NO OPPOSITION brings Zinfandel (which many claim IS an American grape though research shows similar grapes grow in Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary) and Cabernet together in a bold ripe offering of spicy dark red fruit.
image courtesy of Jill A. Ditmire
The labels are as engaging as the wines. As are the notes on the back of the bottles. "If ignorance is bliss then knowledge is a challenge". These wines are meant to be shared with friends and foes.
Swirl, Sip, THINK. Mother Nature once again knows best.
Upcoming events at Easley:
Friday April 14th - 6 for $6 - Choose from 6 of Easley's most popular bottles at rock bottom prices.
Vintage Indiana - June 3 - Easley will be among dozens of Indiana wines offering tastes and sales at the annual wine, food and music event in Military Park. www.vintageindiana.com
Jill A. Ditmire is an Omnimedia wine specialist, AWS certified wine judge, freelance broadcast journalist and 20+ year home owner in the Warfleigh neighborhood of Broad Ripple. Send your questions and comments to Jill at email@example.com
Also on INSTAGRAM @jaditmire