Tangled Oak Select – Shadow Springs Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Tangled Oak Select from Shadow Springs Vineyard in North Carolina’s Yadkin Valley AVA.

Blend of Chambourchin, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot.

Yadkin Valley AVA

Winemaker Kevin Elder.

Decanted 30 minutes.

Deep purple in color with a light garnet rim.

Aged first in used toasted white wine barrels and finished in WRC Distillery fully charred Shadow Hawk Brandy barrels.

WRC Distillery is a sister operation based on site of their Windsor Run Cellars Vineyard.

The Shadow Hawk brandy is distilled of pressed Syval Blanc grapes grown on the estate.

The nose on the Toasted Oak Select is distinctive, toasted oak, vanilla, coconut, and brandy.

Medium bodied with medium tannins.

Rich and smooth on the palate with notes of black cherry, blackberry, mocha, dark roasted coffee, eucalyptus, nutmeg, and clove. Finishing velvety long with notes of mint, charred toast, and smoke.

14.5% ABV

$32 a bottle.

Ships most states via VinoShipper.

Winery Escapades score of 89 points.

A really smooth drinking red blend.

Shadow Springs Vineyard 5543 Crater Rd. Hamptonville, NC 27020

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