As the saying goes, “Life is too short to drink cheap wine.” Making a truly great wine takes time, patience and significant expense on many levels, but it always begins with the procurement of quality fruit! At this time, First Crush Winery produces 4200 cases, 50,000 bottles, of award winning wines annually. We are fortunate to be able to obtain remarkable fruit from the finest growing regions in northern California and from growers that we know and trust. Four days following harvest, the fruit is in our hands and the many month winemaking process begins. Not many would expect high-end complex fruit-forward wines to be produced right here on Cape Cod, however bottle by bottle we are changing that perception!
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Fusion: Fusion depicts the perfect marriage that has taken place with a carefully selected family of Bordeaux varietals. Fusion is a powerful fruit-forward blend with a long complex finish. It is comprised primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon harvested from deep-rooted rocky volcanic hillside vineyards and also from bountiful topsoil-rich valley vineyards. This blend also contains lesser amounts of Merlot and Malbec. Fusion is aged in new French oak, medium-toast, for one year.
visZINary: The word visZINary was derived to highlight the wine and the vision of the winemaker. This wine does not have the sharp characteristics of a typical Zinfandel. It is a softer fruit-forward surprise. visZINary is comprised primarily of old vine Primitivo Zinfandel blended to a lesser extent with Petite Sirah. To capture a hint of a caramel influence, this tasty zin is aged in new Hungarian oak, medium toast, for one year.
Rapture:100% Sangiovese: Italian, typically Tuscan, red grape varietal that derives its name from the Latin sanguis Jovis, “the blood of Jove”. Has aromas and flavors consistent to Sangiovese that are rich and fresh, reminiscent of raspberries and strawberries. Moderate tannins add fruitiness and the naturally high acidity provides complexity and length. Rapture can be enjoyed with any food, especially cheese, meats and pasta dishes.
Amore: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon Blend: This soft yet assertive “Super Tuscan” blend, utilizing northern California fruit doles out black cherries, strawberries, dusty cocoa and aniseed. It is nicely balanced with bright acidity, polished tannins and vibrant flavors on the palate, leaving a delicious long lasting finish.
Innocence: Lots of lovely intensity in this Rosé made from Riesling and Sangiovese varietals. This wine is bright and vibrant in color with delicate fruit aromas with floral hints, hauntingly dry, however with a kiss of sweetness and fruit flavors. This signature Rosé is our party, deck, beach and barbecue wine. It is just for fun and goes with anything and everything, so enjoy!
Star Spangled: Star Spangled is a delightful prize boasting a fresh-crisp California style with distinctive hints of grapefruit and tropical tones. Star Spangled is comprised of 100% Sauvignon Blanc and will please the most discriminating wine lovers. It is un-oaked and finished in stainless casks.
Cran Blanc: If you like Sauvignon Blanc, you will love Cran Blanc! It has the hint of the tart influence of our refreshing cranberry-raisin joined with the fruity-tropical tones of our Sauvignon Blanc. This unique to us blend is a delightful refreshing surprise. In a creative spirit, Cran Blanc can also be joined with champagne or Proseco to create a Mimosa-like experience.
Three-Sip-Cran: We are pleased to offer this pleasurable elixir comprising Cape Cod dry-picked cranberries and a smaller percentage of California raisins. You can enjoy this wine chilled in a typical fashion, or in creative ways over ice with a squeeze of lime, with a spritzer or with fruit, like a Sangria. Three-Sip Cran will create an experience that will delight you with every sip! Click Here to view our recipe for our Cranberry Relish.