Electric Pelican – Hinnant

Electric Pelican from Hinnant Family Vineyards.

We last tasted this muscadine wine in 2019. Then, it was light salmon in color, as you can see on the right above. This year, the wine is light orange in color as seen on the left in above picture.

Blend of estate grown Norton (Muscadine) and Blanc du Bois (American Hybrid). I’ve no doubt in this year’s blend the Norton is the prominent juice.

Grown and produced in Pine Level, North Carolina.

Serve chilled.

Nose of strawberry jam, Cheerwine, raspberry, pink grapefruit, and orange creamsicle.

The 2019 blend we noted as semi-sweet with crisp acidity. This year the wine is sweet, definitely sweet, with somewhat less noticeable acidity.

Flavor notes of orange creamsicle, strawberry shortcake, cherry, pink grapefruit, tangerine, homemade lemon curd, and bananas foster, with a long finish of fresh Bosc pear.

Overall, this is still a good quality drinking muscadine and hybrid blend. We did seem to enjoy the 2019 blend a little better, yet we absolutely still would recommend for a hot summer day wine.

Pair with a charcuterie plate.

12% ABV.

$10 a bottle.

JenNis Beverage Marketing score of 83 points.

A touch less sweetness would considerably benefit this blend.

Click here as Hinnant Family Vineyards Ships most states.

Hinnant Family Vineyards currently the largest Muscadine vineyard in North Carolina consist of over 100 acres under vine. Vines are mostly of Muscadine varietals with some American hybrids under vine. The farm originally grew tobacco. The first vines were planted in 1971. 

Hinnant Family Vineyards has proudly won hundreds of awards for their estate grown wines. They likewise import vinifera varietals from the state of Washington. A tasting consist not only of muscadine wine, but also vinifera such as Cabernet Sauvignon and a Meritage Boudreaux blend.

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