Mead Day 2022

Celebrating Mead Day on Saturday August 6th, 2022! To celebrate, we opened up the Amarena from Keeper’s Cut Meadery in Marion, North Carolina. With the North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition being judged on August 29th in Flat Rock, North Carolina, we’d thought it be fun to look back to our 2021 medal presentations! We deliveredContinue reading “Mead Day 2022”

Watershed Dry Red – Marked Tree Vineyards

WINE: Watershed Dry Red Wine Winery: Marked Tree Vineyards Vintage: 2019 Region: Crest of the Blue Ridge, Henderson County AVA Decanted: 30 minutes Color: Medium Purple Nose: black cherry, black plum, cranberry, lilac, and charred wood. Palate: dry, bone dry, and silky on the tongue, medium-high tannins with high acidity and medium flavor notes of blackContinue reading “Watershed Dry Red – Marked Tree Vineyards”

Biltmore Christmas Wines – Past Four Year Ratings

Each Year End for the Holiday season Biltmore Estate Winery releases a Christmas Red and Christmas White. As Biltmore wine club members, we’ve been fortunate to taste a bottle of both each of the past four seasons. We thought it’d be interesting to look back and see just how we rated each release. Each releaseContinue reading “Biltmore Christmas Wines – Past Four Year Ratings”

Cabernet Sauvignon – Vanderbilt Reserve

Biltmore Winery Vanderbilt Reserve Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage 2018 Decanted 30 minutes. Really opens up with time. Dark ruby in color. Beautiful long slow cascading legs. Medium prominent nose layered with aromas of black cherry, black currant, black plum, black licorice, dark roast coffee, cedar, and vanilla. Dry and medium-full bodied, high tanninsContinue reading “Cabernet Sauvignon – Vanderbilt Reserve”

Sémillon – Biltmore Estate

Sémillon Limited Release. Vintage 2020. Biltmore Estate Winery, Asheville, North Carolina Sémillon is not a grape grown in North Carolina, so this fruit was sourced from Northern California. Pale yellow in color. Moderate intensity nose of pear, apricot, apple pie, lemon, brie, and honey. Dry on the palate, medium-light acidity with a full structured mouthfeel.Continue reading “Sémillon – Biltmore Estate”

Gewürztraminer – Biltmore

Gewürztraminer. American sourced fruit from varying West coast regions. Limited Release. Baltimore Estate Winery. Vintage 2019. Medium-pale lemon in color. Light almost brilliantly clear rim, showing impressive legs for a white wine. Pronounced nose with a rose, jasmine, and honeysuckle floral bouquet, expressive with big notes of white peach, lemon, and honey. Full bodied wine,Continue reading “Gewürztraminer – Biltmore”

Révant – Biltmore Estate

Révant Biltmore Estate Winery White wine blend. Pale lemon in color. Nose of white peach, honeysuckle, lemon, banana, lychee, and cream cheese. Light bodied with medium-high acidity. Labeled as off-dry but drinks more semi-sweet. Flavor profile prominent of white peach, persimmon, banana, paw paw, lemon custard, and cream. The finish is short but pleasant. AnContinue reading “Révant – Biltmore Estate”

Dry Rosé – Biltmore

Dry Rosé The Winery at Biltmore Estate. Vintage 2019 Medium pink-orange in color. Medium bouquet of strawberries , cranberries, fresh sliced watermelon, honeysuckle, white peaches, and rose petals. Mildly prominent legs, medium acidity, and nice mouthfeel for a rosé. It’s dry on the tongue though does lend some slight residual sugar. Medium flavor profile ofContinue reading “Dry Rosé – Biltmore”

Dry Riesling – Biltmore

Dry Riesling. The Winery at Biltmore Estate. Vintage 2020. Limited Release. Serve chilled. Medium Lemon in color. Beautiful, just shimmers! Medium-high intensity aromas of grapefruit, lemon tart, mango, peach, pear, cantaloupe, apricot, mint, and dried herbs. Off-dry with medium-high acidity and medium-light body. Complex flavor profile with notes of lemon, grapefruit, pear preserves, apricot, slicedContinue reading “Dry Riesling – Biltmore”

Muscat Canelli – Biltmore Estate

Our wine tonight is the 2017 Muscat Canelli from the Biltmore Estate Winery.  Pale lemon in color. Enticing floral aromas of violets, lavender, and honeysuckle. Semi-sweet, light, with high acidity. Flavor notes of grapefruit, peach, pear, and lime, while finishing softly with hints of nutmeg. 12.5 % ABV. $17 a bottle.  Winery Escapade scoring onContinue reading “Muscat Canelli – Biltmore Estate”