Our wine tonight is the OTTO white blend from Marked Tree Vineyard.
OTTO = Old Two Tops Oak. Impressive old oak on the property which continues to rise above the farm’s old homestead.
Predominantly Vidal Blanc, listed as a blend…so we suspect blended with estate grown Chardonel and Grüner Veltliner.
Light yellow in color, similar to corn silk.
AVA: Crest of the Blue Ridge (Henderson County)
Nose of honeysuckle, peach, clematis, jasmine, and eucalyptus.
Semi-sweet with crisp balanced acidity.
Flavor notes of wildflower honey, pineapple, honeysuckle, honeydew melon, and pink grapefruit, and lemon-lime.
$20 a bottle.
Winery Escapades scores a solid 89 points.