Bourbon Barrel Select Hard Cider

Bourbon Barrel Select. Kick Ass Hard Cider. Aged 6 months in bourbon barrels. Parker-Binns Vineyard and Winery. Tryon Foothills, North Carolina. Light gold, very clear and brilliant in color. Moderate carbonation with tiny tight bubbles. Complex notes of apple, vanilla, caramel, and coconut on the nose. Semi-dry with moderate mouthfeel and balanced tannins and acidity.Continue reading “Bourbon Barrel Select Hard Cider”

Pea Ridge Red – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Pea Ridge Red. Parker-Binns Vineyard, Tryon Foothills, North Carolina. Non-vintage blend of 2016, 2017, 2018 harvest. Estate grown Blend prominent of Merlot, also with Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Decanted 30 minutes. Utilizing the Saignée method of bleeding off the top free flowing of the blend to create a rosè, leaves a more concentrated volumeContinue reading “Pea Ridge Red – Parker-Binns Vineyard”

Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Merlot from Parker-Binns Vineyard Estate grown Merlot. Tryon Foothills wine region of North Carolina. Non-vintage newly released in February, 2021. Decanted 30 minutes. Medium ruby in color with a bright garnet rim. Medium intense nose of red plum, cranberry, Bing cherry, red licorice, and freshly cut grass. Medium bodied, and dry on the palate withContinue reading “Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyard”

Kan-gria – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Kan-Gria from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills of North Carolina.  Estate grown red wine with natural spices.  Color of freshly squeezed cranberry juice.  The nose is tropical with hints of pink grapefruit and red plum.  12% ABV Fruit forward profile bursting of red berries such as huckleberries, mulberries, andContinue reading “Kan-gria – Parker-Binns Vineyard”

Loco LuLu Red – Parker-Binns

Our wine tonight is the Loco Lulu Soft Red Wine from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills wine region of Western North Carolina. Non-vintage. Blend of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Chambourcin. Nose expressive of fresh Bing cherries, think of a freshly baked hot out of the oven cherry pie, red plum,Continue reading “Loco LuLu Red – Parker-Binns”

Reserve Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyard

Our wine tonight is the Reserve Merlot from Parker-Binns Vineyard in Tryon, North Carolina. Estate grown Merlot. Decanted 30 minutes. Deep maroon in color with a short purple rim.  Aromatic bouquet of red plum, bing cherry, fresh blueberry, vanilla extract, black tea, and mocha.  Dry, medium-plus bodied, pleasantly sultry with long cascading legs.  Fruit forwardContinue reading “Reserve Merlot – Parker-Binns Vineyard”

Discussion on the Wine Future of the Tryon Foothills Region!

We hosted a livestream discussion on the future of the wineries if the Tryon Foothills wine region. A discussion on the evolution of viticulture and winemaking in the Tryon Foothills. Could an AVA designation be in the future? Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Joining our live discussion were the next generation of the families who ownContinue reading “Discussion on the Wine Future of the Tryon Foothills Region!”

THE GRAPE RESURGENCE:

Four wineries in the Tryon Foothills are keeping the viticulture and winemaking tradition going with live music, fine wine, and smiling faces serving up the weekend fun. Each winery offering a vibe unique and different yet intrinsically enticing.

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”