Chardonnay Rosso

Chardonnay what? “Um, I do drink red wine,” says David. “But I also drink white wine. And I’ve been known to sample the occasional rosé. And a couple summers back, I tried a Merlot that used to be a Chardonnay, which got a bit complicated… I like the wine and not the label. Does thatContinue reading “Chardonnay Rosso”

Chambourcin

French-American Hybrid Pronunciation: SHAM-bore-sin. Unknown parentage. Vinifera most similar to would be Pinot Noir. Chambourcin is teinturier grape, meaning it’s flesh and juice are naturally red-hued. (Most red grapes have white juice and develop their color only from soaking on the red skins) Produces a deep purple wine. Medium bodied with crisp acidity and smoothContinue reading “Chambourcin”

Crimson Creek 2019 – JOLO Vineyards

Crimson Creek – JOLO Vineyards. Yadkin Valley AVA. Vintage 2019. From the back label: The 2019 growing season here in Pilot Mountain was marked by very little rainfall, warm sunny days with a constant breeze flowing through the vineyards. This ripened the fruit slowly and at the same time dehydrated the fruit slightly which reducedContinue reading “Crimson Creek 2019 – JOLO Vineyards”

Chambourcin – Dover Vineyards

Our wine tonight is the Chambourcin from Dover Vineyards in Concord, North Carolina. Vintage 2019. Estate grown Chambourcin. Winemaker Mark Frizolowski. Decanted 60 minutes. Deep garnet in color with a lighter rim. Nose of blackberry jam, cheerwine, black currant reduction, caffè mocha, almond butter, and dried lavender. Dry and fruity with mild tannins. A complexContinue reading “Chambourcin – Dover Vineyards”

Rustic Red – Wellborn Winery

Our Wine Tonight is the Rustic Red (Chambourcin) from Wellborn Winery in the Woods located in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Produced of locally grown South Carolina Chambourcin. Roughly 75% Estate grown at Wellborn Winery Vineyard and 25% grown at Calico Vineyards in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. Chambourcin is a French-American hybrid with deep purple skins.Continue reading “Rustic Red – Wellborn Winery”

Burch Bleu – Carolina Heritage Vineyards

Our Holiday wine tonight is the Burch-Bleu from Carolina Heritage Vineyards in Elkin, North Carolina Yadkin Valley AVA USDA-Certified Organic vineyard. 50-50 Blend of estate Blueberry and Chambourcin wines. Dark purple almost indigo in color with a bright short rim. Long slowly cascading legs. Takes some time to properly open up. Serve at cellar temperature.Continue reading “Burch Bleu – Carolina Heritage Vineyards”