Our wine tonight is the Queen from St. Paul Mountain Vineyards in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Sweet Red blend….80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Aged 6 months in oak.
Decanted for 30 minutes.
Serve at cellar temperature.
Expressive bouquet with red plums, blackberry jam, cherry cola, robust expresso, and fresh vanilla bean on the nose.
Fruit forward semi-sweet with medium tannins.
Flavor notes of overripe blackberries, fresh figs, and fresh baked cherry pie right out of the oven, showing black and red currants, dark plums, freshly ground dark coffee beans, rich mocha, and slightly melted chocolate covered cherries, lingering finishing with smooth hints of pipe tobacco and smoke.
A very indulgent and smooth drinking red blend. Try with dark chocolate!
$23 a bottle
Ships most states via VinoShipper. See St. Paul Mountain Vineyards.
Crest of the Blue Ridge AVA.
Winery Escapade scoring on the American Wine Society twenty point scale.
Appearance: 3 Aroma: 5 Taste: 5 Aftertaste: 3 Impression: 2
Total: 18 Gold Medal worthy!
2 thoughts on “Queen – St. Paul Mountain Vineyards”
Queen is superb – definitely our favorite NC wine!