AWARD WINNING WINES
World Class Wines
Priam Vineyards has won numerous International wine competition medals in the past few years as a winery. Their International Award-Winning wines are produced in the style of Northern France and Germany. They presently produce 15 handcrafted wines which are released at different times throughout the year. Our grapes are hand-picked to avoid bruising and ensure the freshest flavor, which ultimately carries through to wines. Great wines start with a great vineyard and we have always been pleasantly surprised at what Mother Nature brings us.
With our wines being handcrafted, and not large bulk production, there are sometimes slight variations in the vintages from year to year. We suggest that you come in to do a tasting a few months prior to your event, to select and set aside the wines you may want for your special event. We are happy to cellar those for you.
Priam Vineyards has been voted Connecticut winery of the year 5 years running. We take great pride in our innovative approach to producing high quality wines. Now vegan certified, we strive for high standards and environmental stewardship in our production.
"The wines are fantastic and the setting is beyond breathtaking."
Jeremy River White
Salmon River White
(1) GOLD (2) SILVERS (3) BRONZES, 90 Points
Our semi-sweet (5.5% RS) blend. 94 points
NOSE: very fragrant tropical notes, orange blossom, mango, papaya & peach. PALATE: fruit-forward, great balance of acidity & sweetness, semi-sweet with medium pallet weight. FINISH: dried apricot and golden raisins. FOODS: Brie cheese, spicy Sichuan, Indian & Thai seafood; Creamy pasta dishes as well as chips & salsa.
(1)GOLDS (5)SILVER (3) BRONZE, 90 Points
A very fragrant and elegant wine.
NOSE: Initial lemon, lime & white nectarines, a nuance of Granny Smith apples. honey, finishing with floral notes. PALATE: Prominent ripe pineapple, white lily followed by...
FINISH: Fresh clean mineral acidity hints of passion fruit. FOODS: Light seafood, cured/spiced meats of pork & duck, semi-soft to firm cheeses.
Blackledge White-OUT OF STOCK
(1) GOLD (2) SILVERS (3) BRONZES
A crisp, off-dry (1.2% RS) tropical white blend creating summertime in a glass with these luscious aromas.
NOSE: Sweet pineapple, mandarin, ginger, honey, and anise. PALATE: Passionfruit with hints of honeydew melon and sweet orange. FINISH: Crisp minerals, tangerine and star fruit
(4)GOLDS (6)SILVER (5) BRONZE, 90 points
2017 DOUBLE GOLD & BEST OF CLASS
NOSE: Beautiful tropical fruit, honey crisp apple, hint of cantaloupe, pear & apricot, nuance of white truffle & sweet, subtle Meyer lemon. PALATE: Off-dry, creamy pear with a hint of citrus, beautiful mouthfeel. FINISH: lingering citrus, apricot & pear. Creamy pineapple & light crisp grapefruit. FOODS: Delicious with delicate seafood, crab cakes, lobster & shrimp, sweet, spicy dishes. Serve very chilled for a more aromatic experience.
Barrel Select Chardonnay
OUT OF STOCK
(4) SILVERS (2) BRONZES
Our full-bodied barrel-fermented Chardonnay.
NOSE: Light, toasty oak, green apples & caramel. PALATE: Silky, creamy, buttery, vibrant fresh fruit and nuance of apricot & vanilla bean. FINISH: Green apple, crisp lemon zest, delicate minerality, and light oak notes. FOODS: New England seafood, pâtés, sharp cheeses & grilled foods.
(2)SILVER (8) BRONZE, 90 Points
An off-dry Gewurztraminer has floral perfume notes with subtle hints of spice.
NOSE: Crisp, orange, grapefruit & lemon rind, subtle notes of ginger & rose petal. PALATE:
Lychee, tangerine, ginger & hints of honey, transitioning to a full citrus mouthfeel. Floral & crisp citrus on the palate.
FINISH: Lemon rind, vibrant acidity, floral. Enjoy now or store cool for up to 1 year. FOOD: Turkey, seafood, and Asian & Indian food, spicy curry.
(Best consumed in the first year)
Muscat de Ottonel
(2)GOLDS, 94 Points
375ml. - 94 points, Liquid amber in color.
NOSE: Extremely aromatic, mandarin orange zest, sweet rose and lush lychee, Autumn harvest honey. PALATE: Sweet thick and lushes, Ripe stone fruit, peach skin, vanilla, and oaky notes. FINISH: sweet, coats the entire mouth, very juicy, salted caramel. FOODS: Drizzle over vanilla ice cream, panna cotta, pair with cured Italian meats and paper-thin melba toast.
St. Croix Bourbon Barrel Aged
(2) GOLDS (2) SILVERS (1) BRONZE, 90 Points
(2)GOLDS (3)SILVER (4) BRONZE, 93 Points
Medium-bodied 100% St. Croix, aged in American & French barrels, finished in Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels.
NOSE: Prominent blackberry & strawberry compote, bright cherry, following through onto the palate. PALATE: Hints of caramel, toasted coconut & hints of bourbon.
FINISH: Soft tannins & toasted oak round the wine out with a long, lush finish. Hand bottled via gravity flow, hand waxed & labeled.
FOODS: Delicious simply on its own, or with grilled steak, prime rib, and dark chocolate.
A semi-sweet red St. Croix blend.
NOSE: lightly toasted wood notes with cocoa & black currant. PALATE: fills your mouth with black cherry, soft mid-palate tannins. FINISH: Hints of vanilla & licorice. FOODS: Chili, barbecued meats & chicken, pasta/meatballs, chocolate cake.
Salmon River Red
(2) GOLD (1) SILVER, 92 Points
(1)GOLD (5)SILVER (2) BRONZE, 90 Points
A very light translucent Burgundy St. Croix blend with bright cherry hues.
NOSE: Raspberry, cherry compote with nuance of rhubarb, black cherry, mint. PALATE: Delicately light with a full mouth feel & round juicy tannins. Bright cherry, blackberry with hints of vanilla & soft toasted coconut. FINISH: Delicate & soft, with lingering red fruit. Very easy drinking. FOODS: Curried cauliflower, BBQ, lamb, Ribeye Steak.
A rich, dark blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & St. Croix aged 14 months in oak barrels for a bold, smooth wine.
NOSE: concentrated black currant & blueberry, whiffs of pencil shavings, Shitake mushroom & salted licorice. PALATE: Medium bodied, front & mid pallet tannins, bright cherry, juicy. FINISH: dark milk chocolate & peppercorns on the finish. Decant for 1 hour before serving. FOODS: Darker meats, exotic spices, lamb, Asian 5-spice pork, IndianTandoori meats.
St. Croix-OUT OF STOCK
(3) GOLD (5) SILVER (2) BRONZE
Our Vineyards Reserve St. Croix is an American hybrid varietal that was aged 14 months in American barrels
NOSE: Hints of caramel, candied apple, cranberry, cedar and clove. PALATE: Bright cherry, pepper, leather, and nutmeg. FINISH: Smokey, dark cocoa and soft tannins. FOODS: Delicious with game, such as duck, venison, and grilled salmon.
(2) SILVER (2) BRONZE, 92 Points
A semi-sweet, clean, crisp, ruby-colored Rose’.
NOSE: bright cherry, honey. PALATE: Vanilla bean, Bing cherry, tart cranberry, raspberry, strawberry with nice balanced acidity. FINISH: white chocolate covered cherry, caramel, slight tart citrus. FOODS: seafood, prosciutto, Feta cheese, Thai & spicy dishes. Perfect for any time of the season, from Summer to Winter Holidays.
Salmon River Rosé -OUT OF STOCK
(1)GOLDS (1) BRONZE, 89 Points
An off-dry Rose'.
NOSE: lemon rind, lychee, mandarin. PALATE: ripe peach mid-palate, raspberry, lemon, mineral notes, balanced acidity. FINISH: soft, yet crisp, conveying a delicate honey & lemon mouthfeel. FOODS: Rich, cheesy dishes, lighter meats, roasted pork loin, lemon chicken, sautéed seafood.
(Best consumed in the first year)