I first wrote about “3 Reds by Wight” on December 20, 2012, when Jim Wight at Wight-Meyer Vineyards and Winery shared the opportunity with us to buy a share of the barrel of wine he was creating. Over the last few years I’ve shared thoughts about this wine. For instance:
“3 Reds by Wight” is a blend of 50% Petite Syrah, 20 % Cabernet Sauvignon, and 30 % Cabernet Franc and is 100% Kentucky Proud. Jim Wight has proved, with this exquisite red wine, that Kentucky can grow quality varietals and produce quality wine.
The wine is a dry red with aromas of berries and spices. While the wine will benefit from aging, today it is a lovely dry meritage styled wine. There is a dry, tannic structure with flavors that remind one of an old fashioned blackberry jam cake. The first taste is one of berries and dark fruit, while the finish has blackberry and spice flavors.
We saved our first bottle for a Valentine’s celebration and it made for a memorable evening. We toasted the day with crystal wine glasses engraved with “3 Reds by Wight”. Now we look forward to the next special occasion.
Last night to celebrate a special birthday, we enjoyed the last bottle from the case, again toasting the day with the special glasses. “3 Reds by Wight” has aged perfectly. For anyone who has ever questioned Kentucky as a wine state, this wine proves what the quality of Kentucky wine can be. This case of wine was excellent from the first bottle to the last. Congratulations to Jim Wight? We want another one just like this one!This entry was posted in Kentucky Wineries by admin