Elk Creek Vineyards

Elk Creek Vineyards 2007 Kentucky Blue Riesling
Elk Creek 2007 Kentucky Blue Riesling

Tonight’s wine hails from Kentucky’s largest winery, Elk Creek Vineyards. Nestled among the rolling hills in Owenton, Kentucky, the winery was established in 2003, and offers a spectacular setting for wine tasting. Producing an assortment of award-winning wines, Elk Creek is committed to making the finest wines Kentucky soil has to offer.

I guarantee most people don’t think of Riesling when discussing Kentucky wines, but Elk Creek is giving it a go and succeeding. Paired alongside a spicy Thai chicken dish, the 2007 Kentucky Blue Riesling played a nice supporting role. Retailing for $14.99 and coming in at 12.5% alcohol, the wine displayed a light golden yellow in glass. A floral nose with honeysuckle and white flowers preludes flavors of apple and peaches. A semi-sweet wine with a clean, crisp finish.

Stay tuned for a future review of their 2007 Estate Cabernet Franc, recently reviewed in the Wine Enthusiast. Cheers!

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5 thoughts on “Elk Creek Vineyards

  1. Brian, the site looks great, especially the photos. Drank an Ecco Domani Pinot tonight at my folk’s. Very fruity and light, not much there, and it upset my stomach. I need to find out the vintage. My mom is not much of a wine drinker, but bought it because it was Sicilian. I told her I liked it. 🙂

  2. I’m not surprised at Riesling in Kentucky. There are some cold pockets up there, and plenty of hills and elevation.

    If it puts it in perspective, I drank Georgia-grown Riesling on Saturday…

  3. Hi Joe,
    If I had only one guess, I’d say you’re talking about the Persimmon Creek Vineyards Riesling. How was it? I love their Cab Franc and Seyval Blanc but have not had the opportunity to try the Riesling. I’m hoping I can get up your way for a North Georgia Wine fix soon enough! Cheers!

  4. We just tasted and reviewed their Vidal Blanc for our United Slurps of America series and fell in love with it. Terrific food wine and a total steal of a price.

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