Located in the primitively bountiful & stunningly beautiful McElmo Canyon, at the base of the majestic Sleeping Ute Mountain, Sutcliffe Vineyards is consistently influencing the winemaking industry in Colorado by setting a quality standard that is yet to be matched. Sommeliers at Colorado's top-tier restaurants agree - when it comes to making wine in this climatically challenged region, no one is doing a better job than John Sutcliffe.
How a Welsh-Englishman - who attended the royal military academy shared by Princes William & Harry - wound up raising cattle & growing grapes in a hauntingly beautiful deserted canyon in southwestern Colorado, is a long & complex tale involving a woman. The relationship ended, but the happier result is that Sutcliffe Vineyards produces wine so memorable that the label has established a cult following among sommeliers from San Francisco to London, & private customers such as Vogue editor Anna Wintour. (Mountain Time - Holiday 2008)
At the Sutcliffe Vineyards Tasting Room, on 6th & Main in Durango, flavor horizons expand with bright, rich bursts of perfect grapes, divinely stacked with tiers of black cherry, ripe plums & dark chocolate with a hint of cinnamon, as demonstrated by the 2008 Syrah. Perhaps a distinguished white grape is preferred, carrying the scent of tree-ripened peaches & pears; a whisper of honey & hazelnut; or a hint of butterscotch & caramel combined with a crisp minerality. Sunny & bright, with sumptuous bouquets, elegant fruit baskets, or precise blues notes accompanied by layers of milk chocolate, red currant, black pepper and leather; Red, White or Rose - Sutcliffe Wines will fast become a favorite for anyone wishing to delve deeper into the complexity & beauty of true Southwest opulence.
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