Cabernet Franc – Marked Tree Vineyard

Marked Tree Vineyard in Flat Rock, North Carolina. AVA: Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County. Vintage 2018. Medium ruby in color. Medium nose of raspberry, cranberry, redcurrant, baker’s chocolate, and pepper . Dry with medium tannins, medium acidity, and medium alcohol. Medium intensity flavor profile with notes of redcurrant, raspberry, bell pepper, pipe tobacco,Continue reading “Cabernet Franc – Marked Tree Vineyard”

Ghost House Red – Marked Tree Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the 2018 Ghost House Red from Marked Tree Vineyard in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Vintage 2018. AVA – Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County . Blend of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Brilliant ruby in color with a darker garnet rim. Nose of red licorice, bing cherries, and caramel. Light bodiedContinue reading “Ghost House Red – Marked Tree Vineyard”

Chloe Rosé – Marked Tree Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Chloe Rosé from Marked Tree Vineyards in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Vintage 2018 Estate grown blend of 90% Cab Franc and 10% Lemburger. Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County AVA. Produced in the Saignee style. Light salmon in color. Off dry and light. Strikingly refreshing. Nose of stone fruitsContinue reading “Chloe Rosé – Marked Tree Vineyards”

Cabernet Franc – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Tonight we celebrate Cabernet Franc day with one of our favorites. Our wine tonight is the Cabernet Franc from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills of North Carolina. Vintage 2016 Blend of 77% Cabernet Franc and 23% Chambourcin. Dark ruby color with a gorgeous garnet rim. Aromatic nose of cocoa, coffee, lavender, cranberry, and graphite.Continue reading “Cabernet Franc – Parker-Binns Vineyard”

Queen – St. Paul Mountain Vineyards

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.Continue reading “Queen – St. Paul Mountain Vineyards”