- 13001 Journey Road
Carthage, MO 64836
- Wine Tasting
- Tasting offered: Unknown
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Wine: Winery: Ambiance: May 01, 2011
I must have missed the positive tasting with Jim. Jim's wife gave us a tasting and served wine that had been opened for much too long. I also don't need to be told how to taste wine. The tasting takes a very long time as the woman who offered the tasting wants to tell you the entire story of the winery. I coul tell through the vinegar aroma and flavor that the Marechal Foch was a good wine, and it's hard to find early vintages in Missouri, so I bought a bottle but was surprised at how expensive it was. Most Missouri wines do not cost 26$. I'm sure the bottle I bought will be infinitely better than the bottle I tasted. Nice building, but condescending hostess.
Wine: Winery: Ambiance: Apr 25, 2011
My wife and I visited this winery over the weekend and enjoyed our visit. Neither one of us are "wine snobs" we just know what tastes good to us. I like the sweeter wines and my wife likes semi-sweet to sweet. Having said that, we tasted all of the wines and I was impressed. The dry wines were not as harsh as what I have experienced in the past. I attribute this to the vintner's statement that he dows not use sulfites. We did buy two bottles of the sweeter wines. Be advised: there is a tasting fee of $5 each and the wine is $26 a bottle which is much more than we have seen at any other winery that we have visited. Also, there are no prices posted to prepare you for any of the costs. The co-owner gave us a great history of the winery and the house, which is a bed and breakfast. Jim, the vintner and co-owner did a marvelous job of explaining the tasting process and preparation of each wine. All in all, it was a positive experience which was offset by the sticker shock. This winery is a long way from our home and we may not visit again just based on logistics. If we are in the area again, it will be nice to visit again.
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Wine: Winery: Ambiance: Mar 30, 2011
Favorite Wine: Chardonel
The wines here are of very high quality and craftsmanship. There is something different about them that I cannot quite put my finger on. But after the first sip, I liked each smell sip and swirl more and more. Jim is doing something with the oak that is just marvelous. The wines are dry but very soft at the same time. I really didn't want to swallow them. I am a red guy usually so varieties St. Vincent and Marecal Foch were different than the "norm" in and of themselves. Very interesting. He has a "Vintner's Reserve of a wine named "Lady in Velvet". It is a Norton that is toward the dessert end of the spectrum or Port but doesn't get all syrupy. I bought one of these at a price I don't usually go to. After contemplating the rich flavor and extremely wonderful liquered and full aroma of this reserve, I decided to buy another bottle. Too good to pass up. The biggest find of the day for my wife and I were some dry whites that we just fell in love with. All of Jim's whites had full oak flavor but without being overdone. And there was absolutely no metallic or vinegary flavors that my wife and I find to be a turnoff in our attempts to find a white we like at other wineries and with store purchases. I liked the Chardonel best and my wife liked the Spring River White best. The home as a bed and breakfast is very, very nice right down to the jacuzzi tubs. We didn't have time to eat here, but I am willing to bet Jan puts forth a very nice dining experience. We will visit again. Probably will find an excuse to spend the evening.
Wine: Winery: Ambiance: Sep 14, 2010
Favorite Wine: Lady in Velvet
Visited the winery on our trip to MN. They have some very good wines. The visit was a little rushed since we needed to move on to Minnesota. Had a tasting with Jim O'Hara and his son. The old home has a facinating history and construction. Need to spend a little more time here as it in easy driving distance from our home,
Wine: Winery: Ambiance: Aug 09, 2008
I loved the wine bottles. There is a poem on the bottle and it was the beautiful. The atmosphere and hospitality was amazing. Can't wait to return.
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