Apple Pie Spiced Wine – Carolina Heritage

A perfect Fall wine!  Spiced Apple Wine!  Fermented of North Carolina grown apples with raisins, almonds, and spices added. Vintage 2017.  Medium yellow in color. Smells like apple pie…. Nose is pronounced of spices, expressive of cinnamon and steeping of nutmeg. Sweet with low-medium acidity and light bodied. Pronounce flavor intensity showing green apple, nutmeg,Continue reading “Apple Pie Spiced Wine – Carolina Heritage”

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”

Chocolate Strawberry – Twisted Vine Winery

Chocolate Strawberry. Twisted Vine Winery, Lenoir, North Carolina. Real Strawberry Fruit Wine with natural chocolate flavor. Beautiful color of light orange. it can be difficult to good good color from a real strawberry wine. This on has a very nice color! Medium intensity nose with blended notes of strawberries and chocolate. Sweet, a light bodyContinue reading “Chocolate Strawberry – Twisted Vine Winery”

Sangiovese – Mountain Brook Vineyards

Sangiovese North Carolina grown. Mountain Brook Vineyards in Tryon, North Carolina. Vintage 2019. Decanted for 30 minutes. Medium ruby in color. Medium pronounced aromas of cranberries , dried cherries, cocoa, lilac, and black tea. Medium high body with high acidity and high tannins. Medium pronounced flavor notes of cherries, cranberries, red plums, dried figs, cedar,Continue reading “Sangiovese – Mountain Brook Vineyards”

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”

Press Release: NC MCF Awards

PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseMay 27, 2021   Flat Rock, North Carolina— JenNis Beverage Marketing organized the inaugural North Carolina Mead-Cider-Fruit Wine Competition. The competition announces twenty-seven medals, three people’s choice winners, and a Best in Show each in Mead, Cider, and Fruit Wine. A panel of nine highly qualified judges evaluated the entries by blindContinue reading “Press Release: NC MCF Awards”

Carolina Crisp – Chatham Cider Works

Our wine tonight is the Carolina Crisp from Chatham Cider Works in Pittsboro, North Carolina. We originally published this review in 2019 on http://www.ourwinetonight.com Straw in color, perhaps unpolished gold. Label describes as effervescent, though it’s certainly bubbly! Off-dry Nose and taste are spot on with notes of freshly picked green apple. True to it’sContinue reading “Carolina Crisp – Chatham Cider Works”

Strawberry Vanilla Mead

Strawberry Vanilla from Honeygirl Meadery in Durham. Honey Strawberry Mead with natural flavors. Style of Melomel.  Melomel is mead fermented with fruit for added flavors.  Metheglin style mead is made with spices to enhance the flavor.  Light amber in color.  Nose of wildflower honey, yet as the mead opens up more of the strawberry aromasContinue reading “Strawberry Vanilla Mead”

2013 Merlot – Mountain Brook Vineyards

Vintage 2013 Merlot – Mountain Brook Vineyards Wines in North Carolina are typically produced for immediate consumption. Though we certainly know some will cellar well for up to 8-10 years! So with this 8 year old Merlot, there was naturally some concern. Well rest assured, this wine has held up remarkably well. Amazingly, this MerlotContinue reading “2013 Merlot – Mountain Brook Vineyards”

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”