Coming Fall 2017

Our Wines

Bear Claw will have the following wines:

  • Chardonnay
  • Vidal Blanc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • White Reisling
  • Cayuga 

Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay, in general produces wines, which are dry to medium dry with pear, apple, tropical or citrus fruit flavors. When little to no oak aging occurs, Chardonnay tends to be more crisp and fresh.

With extensive oak aging, they become creamy and buttery with vanilla, spice and oak flavors. Chardonnay is the world’s most popular white wine grape.


Vidal Blanc  

Vidal Blanc

Vidal is a hardy hybrid grape that is typically grown in Canada and the northeastern US. It is best known as one of the Ice Wine grapes of Ontario (Riesling and Cabernet Franc are the others), where it is grown to a considerable extent.  Vidal blanc (or simply Vidal) is a white hybrid grape variety produced from the vitis vinifera variety Ugni Blanc (also known as Trebbiano Toscano) and another hybrid variety, Rayon d'Or (Seibel 4986). It was originally intended to kickstart brandy production in Canada’s eastern provinces, but Vidal’s thick skin, strong acidity made it the perfect candidate to champion the ice wine category.


Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of the red wine grape varieties. It offers wonderful flavors consisting of black currants, blackberry, chocolate, tar and leather. The beauty of this resilient red wine grape is the many different styles of wine it is capable of yielding. From the fresh, easy-drinking fruit forward styles to the intensely big, dense and complex wines with firm tannins.


White Riesling

White Riesling

Riesling is one of the noble grape varieties and is capable of producing a variety of extraordinary white wine styles, and is most known for the sweeter-style German wine it produces. These wines contain alluring floral bouquets and are filled with peach, honey and apricot fruit flavors.

It could be the world’s most misunderstood grape variety and wine. A common misconception is that Riesling only produces sweet wine. Although sweet wines dominate this category, there are some amazingly dry and complex wines produced in Alsace, Germany and the United States.

At its best, it offers fabulous floral aromas with crisp and highly flavorful pineapple, apricot, honey and citrus fruit flavors. Known for its crispness, or acidity, even sweeter style Rieslings are not overly thick and syrupy.


Cayuga

Cayuga

Cayuga White is one of the most productive and disease-resistant varieties released by Cornell University specifically for wine making. It is a mid-season ripening wine grape developed from crosses of the hybrids Schuyler and Seyval Blanc. This versatile grape can be made into a semi-dry or sweet wine emphasizing the fruit aromas, or using oak aging, into a dry, less fruity wine.