Our Wichita Passion Wine is sweet and full of cherry and blackberry flavors.
Our passion extends far beyond wine, but it’s where the vine starts. Sourcing and growing our grapes locally in Kansas to make our wines is important to Jenny Dawn Cellars. As the first urban winery in Wichita, we are proud to have the Wichita flag, a symbol of happiness, home, and the path of freedom to come and go as one pleases displayed on this bottle. Wichita Passion, a sweet red wine, is your ticket to happiness, no matter if you enjoy it at home, at Jenny Dawn Cellars, or anywhere in the world.
Our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon displays aromatics and flavors of black cherry, pomegranate, currant, black pepper, plum and blackberry. The wine is also complemented by dark chocolate and tobacco leaf with a deep ruby red color. Rounding out the nose are aromas of black olives and dried thyme. Bold and assertive this wine has complexity and depth with a purity of fruit and subtle layers of flavors and texture that harmonize and enhance. In the vineyard, these cab grapes were machine harvested, then in the winery all of the juice was fermented in stainless steel. Then, 85% of the wine was aged in neutral French oak while 15% of the wine was aged in new French oak.
Our 2017 Pinot Noir is expressive on the palate with flavors of cranberry, cherry and raspberries with a lush red color. It’s plush with fruit but also has an earthy undertone that brings exceptional balance to the wine. The palate shows deeply layered fruit and fine tannins. In the vineyard, this Pinot Noir was handpicked and in the winery whole cluster pressed. The juice, skins, must and seeds went through native fermentation in stainless steel, undergoing three delicate punch-downs a day. After primary fermentation was complete, it was transferred to neutral French oak for aging.
Our 2018 Chardonnay is bright, fresh and acidic with a straw yellow color. It’s dominated by green apple, pear and zesty citrus notes. The palate is smooth, nicely textured with a lively finish. In the vineyard, this Chardonnay was handpicked as it reached the peak of ripeness and brought to the winery for gentle pressing. The juice was fermented on 85% neutral French oak and 15% new French oak. After primary fermentation was complete, we allowed the young wine to continue to age in contact with the yeast lees stirring every few weeks. During aging, a quarter of the wine then underwent a secondary malolactic fermentation to soften the natural acidity and add complexity. The wine was bottled on December 3, 2019 at our urban winery in Wichita, KS.
Our 2017 Sweet Red Wine displays aromatics and flavors of sweet oak, espresso, black cherry, pomegranate, currant, and black pepper. The wine has a finesse of dried plum and savory sage with an opaque deep purple color. Luxuriously soft tannins linger with caramel, fudge and vanilla to the finish. In the vineyard, these cab grapes were machine harvested, then in the winery all of the juice was fermented in stainless steel. Then, 85% of the wine was aged in neutral French oak while 15% of the wine was aged in new French oak.
Our 2015 Riesling has pronounced flavors of apricot, honeysuckle, nectarine and spiced pears with acidity in perfect balance. The wine is golden yellow in color with a light to medium body with fair amounts of sweetness but not overpowering. The cool climate of Lake County, North Coast was perfect for the grapes to have a long ripening on the vine necessary to produce a botrytis rot. In the vineyard, the Riesling grapes dimpled and became high in sugar. In the winery, the grapes were basket pressed with a lot of pressure and fermented in stainless steel. This wine is the perfect match for delicate desserts, including almond cookies, crème brulée and poached pears.
A moment may last for a few seconds, but the memory can stay with you forever. Whether it’s a kiss goodbye on a train platform or the revelation of an idea that has long evaded you, moments are ready to be experienced all around if only you seek them out.
Wichita Moment, a sweet white wine, is that idea from Jenny Dawn Cellars at Union Station, a place where your moments are minutes away. Bringing the winemaking experience from a rural setting into the urban core of downtown Wichita, it is your reprieve from the business of busy-ness, and your time to bloom.