If you love Bordeaux wine, this is a winery that will surprise and impress you – and may just educate you. They make a classic Bordeaux blend: Richard the Lionheart. They also break out each of the individual varietals into their own wines, allowing you to taste each of the elements that make up the King of Wine on their own merits. They have a cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, malbec, petite verdot, and carmenére. Tasting each of these in isolation is an eye-opening experience, and they can walk you through each of the taste elements and how they affect the overall blend. On the white side they offer a semillon, sauvignon blanc, and white blend (Eleanor of Aquitaine). They also have some incredible dessert wines – do not miss the late-harvest sauvignon blanc. And for a very fun, very rare treat, try malbec three ways: traditional single-bottle, sweet malbec dessert wine, and a sparkling malbec brut rosé!
There really is nothing like Yorkville Cellars to see the great wines of Bordeaux in an entirely new way. And the winery’s commitment of over 30 years to sustainable, organic practices puts them a step above the rest. This is a ‘must-visit’ winery for those who don’t absolutely need pinot noir on their tasting menu.