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Noisy Water Winery

Amy Bennett
February 8, 2021 | Amy Bennett

Wine Of The Week - 2019 La Vida Dulce


What could be more evocative of “the sweet life” (“la vida dulce”) than a wine that is easy to sip on a cold winter day around a fire or a warm summer evening in the shade of a grape arbor? Add good friends and good food and you have the basis for the creation of one of Noisy Water’s most popular sweet red reserves, La Vida Dulce.

Late harvest wines are those made from grapes that are left on the vine past the peak of their ripeness, resulting in grapes that have a higher sugar concentration and, consequently, produce a sweeter wine. Late harvest Mourvedre is the grape used to create La Vida Dulce. Aging in oak creates sweet notes of vanilla, strawberry, and raspberry on the nose draw you into a luscious, jammy middle and culminate in a sweet but smooth, lighter-bodied finish. 

2019 La Vida Dulce

"The Sweet Life" is everything the name claims.


A popular customer favorite for years, La Vida Dulce is back and better than ever. Enjoy it with a sweet treat on a cold day or use it as a perfect counterbalance to a rich, spicy meal any time of the year. Just remember… 


“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all”
— Laura Ingalls Wilder


Winemaker's Notes!


Join the Winemakers for a interactive online tasting of 2019 La Vida Dulce, available on February 14th!


Get 20% Off when you purchase up to 6 bottles between now and the release!

Time Posted: Feb 8, 2021 at 8:24 AM Permalink to Wine Of The Week - 2019 La Vida Dulce Permalink
Hannah Perry
February 5, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine & Charcuterie


A Date Idea Just in Time For Valentine's Day




Science tells us that pairing foods and beverages that taste similar to one another improves the experience and that the similarities compliment one another, but the opposite can also be true! The fat in cheese and the acidity in wine compliment each other because of that very fact- they are opposites! The different compounds of cheese and wine creates a balanced and pleasing "mouthfeel," which refers to the way foods feel in the mouth. No wonder cheese and wine pair so perfectly!


A Guide To Your Next Charcuterie Board


Olive oil and vinegar are excellent additions to charcuterie boards, as they can compliment many things on your board! They add that extra flair of flavor to crackers, bread or can be used as a dipping sauce in the center of our board.


Cheese is the ingredient in your charcuterie board that will complete it. Cheese adds different textures and colors to the board and can be paired with basically anything. Pro tip: Choose a variety of cheese that have different textures and tastes! For example, feta is soft and salty, as asiago is hard and slightly sweet.


Rustic red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel have bold tannins and a rustic taste pair with charcuterie with similar, smoky flavors

Time Posted: Feb 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM Permalink to Wine & Charcuterie Permalink
Amy Bennett
February 4, 2021 | Amy Bennett

February Wine Of The Month


What better wine to celebrate a month dedicated to love and sweet things than a wine called “Love on Fire”?


Only in New Mexico does pairing red chile and chocolate make as much sense as pairing peanut butter and jelly or rum and coke. This is a combination well-suited to the making of candy, or hot chocolate, or maybe even a sauce for chicken.

And then along comes Noisy Water Winery and says, “Hey! How about making red chile and chocolate WINE???” With hints of berries and toasted marshmallow on the nose, and a rich velvety middle of milk chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla, finishing with a spicy red chile kick (but not too spicy!), this wine is a perfect complement to an appetizer course loaded with fruits and cheeses or as a dessert with a rich cheesecake or anything sweet and creamy like tres leches cake. Or pair it with something dark and chocolatey, like brownies.

Amor En Fuego (Red Chile & Chocolate Wine)

Will have you reminiscing on times spent in grandma’s kitchen!!


While it makes a delicious and intriguing dessert wine on its own, it can also be used to liven up hot chocolate or coffee. Or, freeze Amor En Fuego into cubes and use it to make a deliciously boozy iced coffee! Dress it up with a dash of cinnamon or red chile powder! You can also substitute it for any liquid in brownie or cake recipes to add a subtle, extra flavor dimension.


Whether served by itself or used to enhance a favorite stand-by recipe, you’ll be sure to add a little New Mexico flavor and mystique to your glass and table by including Noisy Water’s Amor En Fuego to your selection of great wines from the Land of Enchantment!


Add a little sweet sizzle to your Valentine’s Day celebration!


“Though February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises.”
— Charmaine J. Forde


Winemaker Notes!

Time Posted: Feb 4, 2021 at 10:38 AM Permalink to February Wine Of The Month Permalink
Hannah Perry
February 3, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Wine Geek Wednesday


∙ pairing wine with your favorite desserts ∙



Dessert and wine pairings are ideal for events like Valentine's Day, anniversaries, birthdays or just for fun!


Wine that pairs best with desserts need an element of sweetness, but they also need to have the same intensity of the dish. When pairing wine with dessert, there are two factors to consider:


1: Acidity- an acidic wine will pair best with a fruity dessert that also is acidic.

2: Intensity- The more intense the dessert (like dark chocolate cake), the more intense your wine should be.

Pro Tip: A good rule of thumb is that as the color of dessert gets darker, so should the wine!


Lemon Bars Paired With Chardonnay

2019 Double Barrel Reserve Chardonnay



Why it works: The fruity citrus notes of the wine bring out even more of a zippy lemon flavor from the dessert, and the buttery oak is complimentary to the flaky crust. 



Chocolate Mouse Paired With Barrel Aged Sweet Red OR Amor En Fuego (Red Chile Chocolate Wine)

2019 Deviance


Why it works: The sweet strawberries and cherries of the wine balance with creamy heavy flavors of the chocolate as nuances of vanilla, tobacco, and smoke compliment baking spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. 

Amor En Fuego (Red Chile & Chocolate Wine)

Why it works: The marshmallow and vanilla notes of the wine compliment the rich flavors of chocolate as the red chile spice cuts right through the heavy creaminess of the mouse, which makes it feel perfectly balanced.


Apple Pie Paired With Gewürztraminer

2019 Gewürztraminer


Why it works:  Gewürztraminer combines fruit and spice in the same way apple pie does. Notes of  peaches, lavender, and cinnamon of the wine compliments the ginger-y flaky crust and crisp apples of the pie.

Time Posted: Feb 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM Permalink to Wine Geek Wednesday Permalink
Hannah Perry
February 1, 2021 | Hannah Perry

February Newsletter


Happy February you wine lovers! Did you know February comes from the Latin word februa, which means “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Februalia, which was a month-long festival of starting fresh new beginnings that took place this time of year. We are right on time, because this month is all about getting in gear for a new growing season ahead! This month's newsletter gives you a sneak peek into what happens behind the scenes at Noisy, and is packed full of information about featured products and events this month! 


Our Tough, Acclimated Vines at Engle Farms

February is typically the snowiest month on average in the United States, and it turns out that snow is one of the secret ingredients that produces a bountiful harvest!

Vines are still dormant, but we are beginning to prepare the vineyard to replant new vines at Engle by improving irrigation systems, preparing to start pruning our vines within the next few months before bud break, and tuning up farming and harvesting equipment. One of the ways we are improving our irrigation system is by adding magnetics to our water drip lines that considerably promoted fruit growth last year. The magnets have increased water retention in the soil, reduced hard water clogs in drip heads and allowed the vines to absorb larger amounts of hard to use minerals in the soil!


Virtual Release and Tasting

Take 20% off La Vida Dulce when you buy 6 or more bottles, now until the release!

2019 La Vida Dulce

Need A Valentine's Date Idea? We are virtually releasing our La Vida Dulce on Valentine's Day! (02/14) All you have to do is buy a bottle online or in store, and join our winemakers (virtually) as they guide you through sensory analysis and tasting.


See, smell and taste with the winemakers!

Wine Of The Month:

Amor En Fuego (Red Chile & Chocolate Wine)

This sweet red wine is the perfect companion to celebrate love this month as it is CHARMING to say the least. The inviting aroma of red berries intertwined with marshmallow create a beautiful sweet bouquet as notes of milk chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla continue on the palate that then finishes with a slight Red Chile spice! Enjoy this wine chilled and with your favorite dessert-we recommend chocolate covered strawberries.


-Take 35% Off Full Cases-

& 20% Off Half Cases of Amor En Fuego all month long


Wine Club Perks:


Exclusive access to wines and events

Discounts on every single wine purchase!

Complimentary tastings daily


Gourmet Food of The Month:

💋 Besito Caliente Sauce 💋

This award-winning gourmet sauce is an exciting combination of blackberries and habanero with a wide variety of uses. We suggest the following: marinade, glaze, or dipping sauce for any kind of meat; salsa with chips; fresh fruit dip; with a brick of cream cheese as an appetizer; over ice cream, pancakes, waffles, or crepes! Use it for any food that needs or deserves a Hot Little Kiss.


What else is going on at Noisy?

  • Feel free to come see us or to call in an order for pick up! As of current, we are able to have wine tastings outdoors at 25% capacity!


  • We fell in love with holiday markets in Italy, where the streets are covered in string lights, holiday music is playing, local vendors are bundled up selling hand-crafted products, and holiday shoppers stroll through the rows of the market with a drink in hand. We were so inspired that we have recreated this magical experience right in our little village tucked away in the mountains of New Mexico.  The market is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays at Enchanted Vine!


  • Enchanted Vine and our tasting rooms across New Mexico serve as cozy little getaways during the Winter, and especially during ski season! Gather around fire pits at the Enchanted Vine in Ruidoso and sip on some mulled wine or bundle up under the heated patio at our tasting rooms for a romantic Valentine's date!


Enchanted Vine

492 Ft Stanton Rd

Alto, NM 88312

Time Posted: Feb 1, 2021 at 2:18 PM Permalink to February Newsletter Permalink
Sam Freed
January 30, 2021 | Sam Freed

Join the Wine Club

Join the Wine Club!

Your first shipment goes out Monday! Enjoy the benefits all year long! 


Curated selections by our expert team 4x a year, exclusive event invitations (virtual & in person), first access to new wines and club member only access to Library vintages, plus discounts on all wine purchases the second you sign up!

Time Posted: Jan 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM Permalink to Join the Wine Club Permalink
Sam Freed
January 27, 2021 | Sam Freed

Virtual Wine Tasting of the 2018 Petite Sirah


Our virtual tasting of the 2018 Petite Sirah is out now!

Grab your bottle of Petite Sirah and join winemakers Jasper Riddle and Fabian Olvera as they guide you through a sensory analysis and tasting!

Don't have your bottle? Today's your last chance to get the discount on this limited run!

20% off plus $1 Shipping when you buy 6 bottles or more ends today!

2018 Petite Sirah

Big, bold, and delicious this dry red has finally made its way back to our selection!


Did you miss the last one? Bring your bottle of the 2019 Double Barrel Reserve Chardonnay and join us by the fire!

Time Posted: Jan 27, 2021 at 9:56 AM Permalink to Virtual Wine Tasting of the 2018 Petite Sirah Permalink
Hannah Perry
January 22, 2021 | Hannah Perry

Team Favorites


 Featuring Jessica And Her Favorite Wine 



Today we are shining the spotlight on Jessica, who works at our tasting room in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Jessica's favorite wine is our Bearly Legal, a semi-dry red wine that is so good it shouldn't be legal! The name of this wine immediately makes it likable, but the flavors of this wine is what sends it over the top! Jessica is mostly a dry red wine drinker, but when she craves something sweet, Bearly Legal hits the spot because its not overly sweet and is a perfect middle ground wine as a dry wine drinker.



Jessica enjoys drinking Bearly Legal with sharp cheeses like Asiago and a dill pickle spear! Now that's what we call a developed palate! Jessica says that this wine is delicious chilled or at room temperature and is best sipped on during movie nights or around a campfire. 


Asiago Cheese


Bearly Legal




Hard to bear? We don’t think so. But one sip and you’ll understand what we went through to get this wine into your glass (legally). 




Delectable fruit cocktail on the front, well-defined notes of wild cherry in the middle, and a smooth, creamy vanilla finish appreciable by even the most novice of wine drinkers.




Time Posted: Jan 22, 2021 at 10:37 AM Permalink to Team Favorites Permalink
Amy Bennett
January 18, 2021 | Amy Bennett

Wine Of The Week - 2018 Petite Sirah


Wine Of The Week - 2018 Petite Sirah by Amy Bennett


Petite Sirah has a long, convoluted history. It was born in the 1870s, created by Dr. Francois Durif, a French nurseryman who wanted to create a grape that had the flavor of Syrah and the mildew-resistance of a varietal called Peloursin. He succeeded and named it “Durif”, but the grape never became a major French varietal. The grape migrated to the United States where it became a blending grape that did well in the California climate. The name “Durif” got lost along the way and someone decided that—due to the Syrah-like flavor and the small size of the grape—Petite Sirah was a good name for it.

But there is nothing small about the flavor of this particular wine!


Noisy Water Winery took Petite Sirah grapes, grown in the southern part of the state, and produced a wine with explosive dark fruit and snappy pepper on the nose; a rich, jammy blueberry middle; and a smooth vanilla finish from 15 months in French oak. The result is a full-bodied wine with strong tannins which pairs beautifully with steaks or any beef-centered meal. Try it with prime rib for a holiday dinner!

2018 Petite Sirah

Big, bold, and delicious this dry red has finally made its way back to our selection!


This ain’t our first rodeo with this particular varietal… Noisy Water made a Petite Sirah a few years back that was big, bold, and delicious and this one is even better! 


“Zinfandel and Malbec, take a seat… the big dog has arrived”
— The Society of Wine Educators

Join the Winemakers for a interactive online tasting of 2018 Petite Sirah, available on January 27th!


Get 20% Off when you purchase up to 6 bottles between now and the release!

Time Posted: Jan 18, 2021 at 10:59 AM Permalink to Wine Of The Week - 2018 Petite Sirah Permalink
Hannah Perry
January 15, 2021 | Hannah Perry

The Ultimate Duo


A Guide To Pairing Wine & Cheese




Science tells us that pairing foods and beverages that taste similar to one another improves the experience and that the similarities compliment one another, but the opposite can also be true! The fat in cheese and the acidity in wine compliment each other because of that very fact- they are opposites! The different compounds of cheese and wine creates a balanced and pleasing "mouthfeel," which refers to the way foods feel in the mouth. No wonder cheese and wine pair so perfectly!



Time Posted: Jan 15, 2021 at 10:03 AM Permalink to The Ultimate Duo Permalink


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