Panorama and Penns Woods Winery Collaborate to Create Panorama's 25th Anniversary Wine
The wine itself is bold in flavor but light in body — Eccleston said the goal was to create a versatile wine that could be classified as a “bistro” or “trattoria” European-style of wine, describing Due Amici as a “right bank, Bordeaux-style wine,” and says the wine “gets better with food and some air.” The Cabernet Franc comes from the grapes they picked and crushed themselves, which were grown in the old Smithfield Sellers vineyard, making these particular grapes over 45 years old and giving them a good concentration of flavor. After testing a large variety of wines to pair with it and fiddling with the proportions (they went through a Merlot and an unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon, among others), they settled on the half-and-half split with a Cabernet Sauvignon that spent some time in oak, for a little bit of body. A designer in Italy designed the label, meant to represent both establishments.
Only 25 cases have been produced, and they’re going quickly — so stop by Panorama, which is the only spot to taste it. Order it by the glass ($7) or the bottle ($50) and raise a glass to 25 more years of Panorama, as we can only imagine what they’ll cook up for their 50th.
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